Excerpt: "- to bring enlightenment and knowledge about the
Sami and Sami conditions to the Sami community, and to interested
parties outside of Sami areas. The transmission of enlightenment
and knowledge about other aboriginal peoples will be a natural
part of the foundation’s goal."
Resource Centre for the Rights of Indigenous
Excerpt: "Welcome to the web site for Resource
Centre for Rights of Indigenous Peoples. On this site you will
about the centre and its activities. You will also find reports
on Sami rights and on channels for Sami political influence made
by the centre."
-The Sami Research and Project Database
Excerpt: "RADJU includes data on over 200
research projects concerning
Sami-related topics in areas such as culture, education, environment,
land management, politics, and reindeer husbandry. The projects
carried out by different institutions and researchers in Finland
other countries. The database is primarily for researchers
Sami Siida of North America
Excerpt: "The Sami Siida of
North America is a confederation of regional organizations
with members who
of the Sami culture of Northern Scandinavia and Finland.
Participants are immigrants and the descendents of immigrants
region of Europe traditionally known as Lapland (today called
Samiland or Sápmi,)and all share an active interest
in their heritage."
An Introduction to the Sami People
Excerpt: "A presentation to share information
and knowledge so that others may come to understand us. An
the native Sami art, culture, current issues, history plus
a few pages of recent events presented from an indigenous
perspective. We hope that this taken together with the
links on a separate page will give an overall picture of
people and what the contemporary life is like."
Sámi People - Traditions in Transition
By Veli-Pekka Lehtola
Sámi culture has undergone powerful changes recently. Traditions have
been integrated with contemporary influences and perspectives. New kinds
of Sámi participation and activism have evolved including innovative
politics, informative media, expressive art and literature.
The North American Sámi Journal
Báiki has several exhibits and are preparing a major
exhibit for the Fourth World Congress of Reindeer Herders in
Norway, spring, 2009. The Saami Báiki Office is now
located in Fairbanks, Alaska. This link provides exhibition
information and subscription contacts to their journal.
T Johansson homepage
Olof is a Sámi from Sweden. There are some interesting articles
about the Sámi culture, including a report entitled, "Land
is Life: Traditional Sámi Reindeer Grazing Threatened in Northern
Sweden" (in pdf-format)
- Small Nations of the North
Excerpt: The history of the Sami people
has been one of colonisation, missionising, prohibitions, sanctions and
forced assimilation. However, our history has also been characterised
by increased awareness of our cultural identity, increased self-respect,
the fight for recognition and for our rights, and also the struggle to
be allowed to take responsibility for the development of the Sami community.
If the Sami culture is to survive we must guard its values and protect
Excerpt: "Sámi University College offers education for teachers, journalists, studies in Sámi language and literature, Sámi Traditional and Applied Arts (handicraft-duodji), and other studies. All of our education has a Sámi or indigenous perspective, and we have strong connections to other indigenous institutions, especially in the Northern region. "