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Happy Sami Day Posted by on Feb 6, 2013

Gratulerer med dagen! (Congratulations [with the day]!) Today is samefolkets dag – the day of the Sami people. Did you know Norway had an indigenous minority? ”We feel like Native Americans,” two Sami girls told a Norwegian reporter. Like many Native Americans, samene (the Sami) are fully integrated in the mainstream society. They go i barnehage (to kindergarten), på skole (to school) and work…

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Alternative Healing and Medicine in Norway Posted by on Oct 15, 2010

In the last couple of decades, alternative medicine and healing has really taken off in Norway, and Scandinavia as a whole.  As in all cultures, complementary medicinal treatment has existed in traditional Norwegian folk medicine, which the Samí people have practiced since the beginning of their existence.  I will re-iterate what I wrote in my…

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Finnmark-rein og stein Posted by on Sep 23, 2010

I returned yesterday from a 2 day trip in Finnmark, Norways northernmost fylke (county).  This was my first time north and east of Tromsø (in the north).  My friend who I accompanied warned me, ´det er ingenting å se deroppe, bare stein og rein´(there´s nothing to see up there, just rocks and reindeer).  He was…

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