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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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Samí Religion Posted by on Oct 13, 2010

I don´t recall ever learning about Samí Shamanism in any of my Norwegian classes at St. Olaf and it is certainly not a topic of conversation with non-Samí Norwegians.  In fact, in my classes in college we learned very little about the Samí people in general.  Furthermore, I have observed from personal experience that many…

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