Today, the Sami People celebrate their national day. To honor their heritage and culture, I thought I’d share a couple of beautiful joiks sung by a Swedish/Sami artist, Sofia Jannok. For those of you who have never heard this music genre, you are in for a treat!
The following song, Aphi (Wide as Oceans), addresses the struggle over Sami land, culture, identity and the future – issues indigenous people worldwide have in common. It moved me to tears.