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Saami Books

A hand picked selection of books and videos about the Sami people and their crafts.

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Lapps and Labyrinths: Saami Prehistory, Colonization, and Cultural Resilience
Saami prehistory from 5000 BC to AD 1500.
UK: Lapps and Labyrinths

God Wears Many Skins: Myth And Folklore Of The Sami People
This poem records the creation story of the Sami, a nomadic people of Northern Europe, and then retells several Scandinavian folk-tales derived from their playfully animistic world view.
UK: God Wears Many Skins

The Sami of Northern Europe (First Peoples)
Intended for children, this book describes the history, traditional cultural practices and ongoing oppression and struggles of the Sami.
UK: Sami of Northern Europe

The Sami People: Traditions in Transitions
Sámi culture and traditions have been integrated with contemporary influences and perspectives.
UK: The Sami People

The Reindeer People: Living With Animals and Spirits in Siberia
An obseration of the symbiotic relationship between polar peoples and reindeer.
UK: The Reindeer People

Music

Gula Sámi (The Saami Anthem)

EuroTalk Interactive – Talk Now! Learn Saami
Learn to speak Saami

Áibbaseabmi
Ulla Pirttijarvi – Áibbaseabmi
Listen: Nieida -The Sami Girl

Gula Gula, Marie Boine – You Tube

Video

Pathfinder [VHS]
This is the first ever film in the Saami language and is based on an ancient Sami legend about a boy who witnesses his family’s murder.
UK: Pathfinder – Ofelas (DVD)

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