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Documentary about the Sami

Ofelas [Pathfinder] 1987 – English Subtitles 1/2

Kautokeino Rebellion – Trailer

Suddenly Sámi – Trailer

Joikefeber (Yoik Fever) – (Official Trailer)

Last Yoik in Saami Forest?

Herdswoman – trailer

“A Red Girls Reasoning” Official Trailer

Tundra Cowboy (trailer)

The Whisperers (Veasoejorksh), pilot film

We Are the Sami

Troy Storfjell, PhD (2012). “Ii idja nu guhkki ahte beaivi ii boađe/ The night is not so dark that the day never comes: How to read a Sámi wooden cup,” Nordic Heritage Museum (.ppt)

Thomas DuBois, PhD (2012) “An Account of the Sámi: 100 Years Later,” Nordic Heritage Museum (.wav)

Fragments of Lappish Mythology, Lars Levi Laestadius
An Account of the Sami, Johan Turi
A Year in Lapland, Guest of the Reindeer Herders, Hugh Beach
Connecting and Correcting: A Case Study of Sami Healers in Porsanger, Barbara Helen Miller
Palace of the Snow Queen, Barbarah Sjoholm

Kvist, Roger, The Racist Legacy of Modern Swedish Saami Policy, Canadian Journal of Native Studies. ISSN 0715-3244. ; 1994 (14:2), p. 203-220

Rune Blix Hagen, Schamanismus, published at September 10, 2013

Thomas A DuBois and Jonathan F Lang, Johan Turi’s animal, mineral, vegetable cures and healing practices: an in-depth analysis of Sami (Saami) folk healing one hundred years ago (pdf).Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine. Published online 2013 August 13. doi: 10.1186/1746-4269-9-57


Recommended by Per Guttorm Kvenangen, author of SAMERNAS HISTORIA:

    • Beach, Hugh (1982). “The place of women in the modern saameby: an issue in legal anthropology”. Ymer 1982 (102), 127-142.
    • Coates, Ken S. (2004). A Global History of Indigenous Peoples. Struggle and Survival. New York: Palgrave Macmillan (297 pp).
    • Kvist, Roger (ed.) (1992). Reading in Sami History, Culture and Language II. Umeå: Center for Artic Cuktural Research. 9-23, 41-89.
    • Lantto, Patrik and Mörkenstam, Ulf (2008) “Sami Rights and Sami Challenges” Scandinavian Journal of History 33 (1) 36-51.
    • Lehtola, Veli-Pekka, The Sámi people – Traditions in Transiition. Inari: Kustanus- Punti (139 pp).
    • Lundmark, Lennart, (1989). “The Rise of Reindeer Pastoralism”, Readings in Sami History, Culture and Language (ed. Noel D. Broadbent), Umeå: Center for Artic Cultural Research, 29-42.
    • Sköld, Peter (1997). “Escape from catastrophe: the Saami´s experience with smallpox in eighteenth- and nineteenth-century Sweden”, Social Science History 21(1), 1-25.

Recommended by Sunnie Empie, author of The Legacy of Ida Lillbroända: Finnish Emigrant to America 1893 (Arlene Sundquist Empie) and Minding a Sacred Place:

    • Helander-Renvall, Ph.D., Elina. SILDE Sami Mythic Texts and Stories. Finland. 2009. ISBN 952-91-8423-9
    • Pennanen, Jukka and Klemetti Näkkäläjäarvi. SIIDDASTALLAN: From Lapp Communities to modern Sámi Life. Siida Sámi Museum. ISBN 951-97845-4-3
    • Pentikäinen, Juha Y. . SHAMANISM AND CULTURE. Helsinki: Etnika Co. 2006. ISBN 951-97889-0-5
    • Valkeapää, Nils-Aslak. Trekways of the Wind. Translated by Lars Nordstrom, Ralph Salisbury and Harald Gaski. Siida Museum, Inari, Finland.
    • Solbakk, Aage. What we believe in. Noaidevuohta – An Introduction To The Religion Of The Northern Saami. ČálliidLágádus. Karasjok, Norway: 2009. ISBN 978-82-92044-77-3

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