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The Sámi People of Norway

January 22, 2021 @ 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM

By Håvard Larsen, Vesterheim 2011.025.002.

The Sámi People of Norway

January 22, 2021 | 8:00 p.m.

Location: Online program through Scandinavian Club of Albuquerque

Vesterheim is giving an online presentation for the Scandinavian Club of Albuquerque. Former Trustee, Kate Martinson, will speak about the indigenous people of the North and the interesting story of their history and current ways of life. The Sámi people have long lived across Norway and as far as Western Russia. Their unique experiences include aspects of religious transition, stewardship of land and mineral wealth, survival after near devastation during WWII, and the development of a separate Sámi Parliament in Norway. They continue to herd reindeer, protect a unique language, and share their culture and customs. Learning about the Sámi people opens a new aspect of Norway and its history.

This is an open meeting. Visitors wishing to attend may contact Hal Nilsson at htn@swcp.com for an online meeting link. Find more information about the Scandinavian Club of Albuquerque on their Facebook page here.

Contact for more information: Hal Nilsson at htn@swcp.com

Vesterheim staff members can give presentations to cultural, community, and church groups on a variety of topics. Find more information about presentation options and how to schedule one for your group here.

By Håvard Larsen, Vesterheim 2011.025.002.
By Håvard Larsen, Vesterheim 2011.025.002.


January 22, 2021
8:00 PM - 9:00 PM