Honoring the Sami People on their National Day

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 overContinue reading “Honoring the Sami People on their National Day”

Can you give me away to a Sami family?

“Mommy, I want to be a Sami,” was my six-year old daughter’s wish last week at the dinner table. “Honey, I’m sorry, but you can’t be. I’m American and Pappa’s Norwegian.” “Can you give me away then… to a Sami family?” “Umm, no. But you can learn the language and we can look for someContinue reading “Can you give me away to a Sami family?”