#ColonialViolence in #Scandinavia countries and the religious and economic war on #Indigenous #Sami populations are the stories of such #books as Stolen by Ann-Helén Laestadius, The End of Drum-Time by Hanna Pylväinen, and Forty Days Without Shadow by Olivier Truc. I just finished #reading Truc's book. Like the Americas, #Australia and everywhere else subjected to #colonialism, the #racism, #misogyny and #greed all look the same and have same outcomes.
#bookstodon #Arctic #historicalFiction
A message from the #Sámi Council:
- Implement UN Security Council Res 242 and a 2-state solution w/ 1967 borders.
- Boycott trade and investments from the occupied territories.
- Lift the blockade on #Gaza.
A friend from the northern hemisphere
Reindeer herding among the Sami people is an important activity for their culture and livelihood. In some Nordic countries, reindeer herding is allowed only to their indigenous people in an attempt to preserve their culture.
So if there were a Pokémon trainer representing the Sami people, he would be a great friend to the Sawsbuck. 🦌
I hope you enjoy this work.
Und so erzählen wir immer die gleiche Geschichte und handeln doch immer gegen diese. Denn die, die sie erzählen, sind nicht die, auf die es uns ankommt und auch nicht die, die bestimmen.
„Hear the voices of the foremothers!
They ask you why you let the earth become polluted
They remind you where you come from,
do you hear?
Again, they want to remind you
that the earth is our mother.
If we take her life
we die with her.“
Mari Boine, 1989. (Im Netz gefundene Übersetzung aus dem Samischen ins Englische.)
Hier eine Fassung von 2019.
The Sámi House laments the victims of atrocities from #Hamas and the State of Israel,
expresses sympathy with communities associated with Israel and Palestine,
condemns the #warcrimes and #ethniccleansing of #Gaza by the State of Israel,
and stands in #Indigenous solidarity with the Palestinian civilians who are now being driven from their land, denied their rights, and murdered.
Matthias Sammer: Oliver Kahn hatte beim FC Bayern den falschen Job
Rahčan - Ella's Riot
Part of HRFFB 2023
Ella Marie puts on her coat in the tent and points to her belt with the fish symbol: Let's go.
Flashback: Her home is with the #Sámi people in Finnmark, Norway's northernmost province. In Oslo, Ella has made a new life for herself, singing with the band #ISÁK.
The Vástádus Eana choreography is made by Sámi artist Elle Sofe Sara for music by Sámi composer Frode Fjellheim (also known for the intro music to #Frozen).
1. Ingemund Skålnes (@jukselapp): "The state is breaking the law." Main poster for the October 11+ demos.
2. Sámi protester being carried away by police. Based on photo by Rasmus Berg in February. Merged w #Sámi flag.
3. The #Indigenous Sámi slogan ČSV (Show Sámi Spirit), by my 9-year-old son Sámmol Jovnna.
I generally post about the protesters. If you were wondering what the antagonist in all this looks like, here he is: Prime Minister Jonas Gahr Støre of #Norway. A ruler who apparently thinks he can chose when he has to listen to Supreme Court.
During Day 3 the #Fosen activists have blocked the doors of government ministries to protest government's ignoring a decision of the Supreme Court of #Norway. Activists have been forcibly removed by police.
As the legislative and executive branches of the state refuse to respect the courts, activists have requested a meeting with the King of Norway.
Yesterday's protests ended with a cultural event at the square outside parliament. Today's protests ended with a live concert at the Trinity Church in #Oslo.
Photo: Outdoor stage under construction, 11.10. Banner by Ingemund Skålnes reads"The state is breaking the law."
Neue Ideen fürs Protestrepertoire:
"Demonstration in #Oslo für die Beseitigung von Windkraftanlagen: Aktivisti blockieren mit traditionellen #Sami-Zelten Straßen in der norwegischen Hauptstadt, um gegen Turbinen auf Rentierweiden zu protestieren."
The Government has now for two years ignored the Supreme Court's decision in the #Fosen case.
Yesterday a protest camp was put up outside parlament and #Sámi activists entered the building for peaceful protest. They were carried out by police in the night.
#Sámi president Aslak Holmberg welcoming attendees to the 3rd Workshop on #Ethics and #Methods in #Arctic #Transformative #Research (WEMA III) in Oulu, Finland, jointly hosted by the University of Oulu
Biodiverse Anthropocenes Programme and the RIFS https://www.rifs-potsdam.de/en/events/ethics-and-methods-arctic-transformative-research
I have been honored to lead an episode of the Dáiddadállu #podcast starring #Sámi politician and activist Aili Keskitalo, #Inuit artist Aqqalu Berthelsen, and Sámi activist and artist Petra Laiti - on #indigenousart and reconcilliation.
Spotify link: https://spotify.link/yis94b5HvDb
"the so-called green industry is controversial in #Sápmi, as it often leads to #Sámi losing access to land and water as these land-intensive industries encroach the land, piece by piece." https://www.thearcticinstitute.org/how-streamline-sami-rights-into-policy-making-european-union/
got ticket for Let The River Flow, International Village
October 08, 2023 06:15PM
I was wavering just based on the description but the trailer really won me over. Looks excellent. A drama about coming of age, pride in heritage and #Sami activism
The lecture focuses on
- The importance of trad land and sea use for the survival of #Indigenous Sámi culture.
- Conflict over natural resources as a constant theme and an unsolved issue in Norwegian-Sámi relations.
- The #history of Sámi counter-mobilization.
Images: Norwegian police removing Sámi protesters in Oslo 2023 and Alta 1981.
A job somewhat out of the ordinary today: contributing to editing my own video lecture.
Task: Help high school students get an overview of #Sámi and #Norwegian history that will allow them to better understand why the temperature is so high in conflicts between the Norwegian government and #Indigenous Sámi over natural resources.
I am looking for a Sami / Sapmi contact who might be interested in doing a sensitivity read as well as discussing aspects of Sami mythology with me, which I'm researching for the book I'm writing.
If anyone knows someone or has any contacts please let me know! I will of course offer compensation accordingly.
Episode 2 of the Dáiddadállu Podcast: "Art is our knife?"
Beaska Niillas invites Juno Berthelsen, Qivioq Løvstrøm and Stina Aletta Aikio to an exploration of the knife metaphor in regards to #IndigenousArt.
Episode 1 of the Dáiddadállu Podcast: "What makes #Indigenous artists tick?"
Dine Arnannguaq Fenger Lynge talks with Beaska Niillas, Juno Berthelsen, Qivioq Løvstrøm and Stina Aletta Aikio.
With backgrounds ranging from the Deatnu riverside to Nuuk in Greenland and #IndigenousPolitics to spacial arts, Beaska, Berthelsen, Løvstrøm and Aikio, open up about what has driven them to their professions.
The Dáiddadállu Podcast: a brand new podcast series on #Indigenous art, by Indigenous people. Episodes are captured live at various cultural events.
The podcast is released biweekly from the 15th of August, and the two first episodes are out now!
"Herein lies the most essential core of the aesthetic act of being mindful, particularly in contact with — in contract with—our Mother the earth.
It is the particular role of Indigenous peoples to remind the rest of humanity of this crucial idea without which we cannot hope to survive."
- Harald Gaski, in Sami Art and Aesthetics (2016).
2 New chapter released for Sámi mobile #appgame "Raanaa" (pictured).
Skábma / Snowfall: https://www.nintendo.com/store/products/skabma-snowfall-switch/
Large-scale protests have been taking place due to the government's failure to act after Supreme Court ruled that a #windturbine plant built on reindeer herding lands at #Fosen was illegal due to violating the #humanrights of local Sámi #reindeerherders.
#Melkøya is set to worsen these conflicts.
reading about the Norwegian ethnic cleansing of the Sami people in 1920ies in the book by Elin Anna Labán. it is something Norwegians aren’t taught in school. we learn about the US and how they mistreated their native population. ignoring how we forced the sami people from their lands, stripped them of their land, language, culture and destroyed their way of life.
In this Interview they discuss much about the Sami Tribe and its traditions, the struggles they face today in modern culture and what we can do about it. Even though, and as with many things, there are troubling signs in our world and cultures, there is hope through awakening to change this planet. Connecting with each other and the earth. #sapmi #sami #saami
Turns out that a century or so ago, one or more #Indigenous #Sámi sacrificial stones/statuettes (sieidi) were taken from #Sápmi and put on display here. Still trying to find more details about this story.
I guess Skansen isn't proud about it but still, they ought to at least put up a sign or something.
An #Indigenous #Sámi ritual drum is delivered back from a German museum to Sápmi. The drum was stolen by missionaries in 1723. In 1732 #Linnaeus described a #Norwegian method to steal drums from Sámi:
""...he asks the Lapp [outdated: Sámi] to give up the drum, but the Lapp refuses (...) he then grabs his arm, slips up his sleeve, and before the Lapp can see opens up his vein. The Lapp begins to beg for his life and says he'll give up the drum. The arm is then bound up."
The statue "Christian IV's glove" in Oslo got decorated by #Indigenous #Sámi activists this night. King Christian IV had a particular interest in the colonization of Sámi lands and the execution of practitioners of the Sámi religion. He'd have hated this, which is one more reason to like it.
Places for mining are chosen with a consideration for "sacrifice ability" of the local populations: as in, who could care less about the #Serb or the #Sami people, when we can have #Progress and #ElectricCars?
#WaterOrPower? The people chose and fight back.
With the triumph of the right, Finland’s Sámi people face bleak future.
After conservative and far-right parties won the 2023 Finnish elections, the original inhabitants of the land fear that they have now lost hope for more self-governance, at a time when the climate emergency threatens their livelihoods.
The Finnish Broadcasting Company #Yleisradio is broadcasting the #EurovisionSongContest not only in Finnish and Swedish (our official languages), but also in Norhern Sami (one of the #Sami-languages) AND in Ukranian and Russian for the #Ukraine refugees in #Finland!
"The states need to respect the international human rights law and national laws, they themselves have signed. The need for strong, independent #Sámi representative bodies and respect to our territorial rights are now needed as much as ever." https://www.euronews.com/2023/04/21/europes-indigenous-sami-people-take-fight-for-rights-to-united-nations
#IndigenousPeoples #UNDRIP #Finland #Sweden #Norway #colonialism #imperialism
World Governments Rattled as Indigenous Expose Atrocities at the United Nations
By Brenda Norrell, Censored News, April 22, 2023
"Governments from around the world are rushing to defend their #HumanRights records as #IndigenousPeoples describe the atrocities during the 22nd session of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues."
#NativeAmericans #IndigenousNews #Colonialism #War #OakFlat #Russia #ReindeerHerders #CulturalGenocide #Sami #Shoshone #GreenColonialism #Brazil #NewZealand #Australia #UnitedStates #China #Mongolia #Vietnam #SouthAfrica #FirstNations #Genocide #Indonesia #Colombia
Stitches for Sapmi: A Sami artist’s fight against climate change
The frontier of climate change as seen through the eyes of world-renowned Sami artist and activist Britta Marakatt-Labba.
Happening at the UN:
Global #Indigenous Youth Caucus: "We are future bearers of knowledge."
Read more 👇
@bookstodon I have just finished reading the book by Petra Rautiainen translated into English from the original Finnish as "Land of Snow and Ashes". It is a gripping & complex amalgam of the search for truth, & the horrors of the wartime labour camps which were built in the #Sami territory of N Finland during #WWII. This is a profound book which casts light onto aspects of WWII about which I knew little. I highly recommend it from its historical perspective & as a detective story. #books
From the first, nightly, police action in Oslo against #Sami & #environmental_activists demanding that the government comply with the #NorwegianSupremeCourt ruling - 500+ days ago - stating that the building of the #Fosen_wind_farm on #reindeer grazing lands constituted #humanrightsviolation against #indigenous reindeer herders. A week later - after countless police actions, growing media attention & expanding crowds - the government gave in, #apologized and promised to take remedial action.
President of the #Sámi Parliament of #Norway, Silje Karine Muotka states that the actions of the Norwegian government has created a "deep crisis of trust" between the #Indigenous Sámi and the Norwegian state.
Before true dialogue can begin, she says that
It's been four decades since the Alta Affair got #Norway international negative attention. The Norwegian state was destroying #Indigenous #Sámi land by damming the Alta River, and cracked down on Sámi and #environmentalist protest
Not that much has changed. The #Fosen Affair is arguably even worse: this time the Norwegian government is suppressing the Sámi in spite of its own Supreme Court's decision. Supreme Court ruled in favor of the #Fosen Sámi over 500 days ago. The government ignores it
The authorities are likely removing them in the small hours on short notice to keep media attention away from what they are doing.
Law-breaking, land-stealing cowards.
Sami occupying the Norwegian ministry of oil and energy, demanding the removal of a wind farm that was placed illegally on their land. Despite being ordered by the supreme court of Norway to restore the land to its natural state, the Norwegian government has refused to comply for more than 500 days. The press is eerily silent.
#fosendommen #fosen #indigenouspeople #Sami #landback
Aslak Heika Hætta Bjørn - politician, musician.
Listen to the group ONDT BLOD here: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=OQS6vOLC4Rc
Hopefully soon you'll hear them speak in international media. #Fosen
Maybe international media will eventually notice?
OED security has attempted to isolate them and drive them out. The media and all visitors were denied access, isolating them from media attention. People bringing them food and water were refused, apparently an attempt to starve out the activists.
ONGOING: #Indigenous #Sámi youth and environmentalists are occupying Norway's Ministry for Oil and Energy, protesting the government of #Norway's inaction after Supreme Court ruled in favor of the Sámi agains the #Fosen #windturbine plant.
500 days of Norwegian #humanrights violations.
500 days of governmental disrespect for the Supreme Court's decision.
Hundreds of years of Norwegian destruction of Sámi land, culture, and language.
When will it end?
How will it end?
Image: Mattis Danielsen
"Once again we, the #Sami, will be forced, by a company owned by the Swedish state, to give up land, culture, Sami place names, traditions and future in the area where our ancestors have lived since ancient times. The Sami, the only recognised #indigenous people in the #EU, are expected to carry the burden of the demand for ”green minerals” by EU politicians & industry."
Happy #Sámi National day! If you did not know it already; there are several sami languages. In my hometown, there is right now a struggle going on about which sami language should be used for the city road signs https://www.svt.se/nyheter/sapmi/lycksele-oppnar-for-skyltar-pa-flera-samiska-sprak #Lycksele
Today is the national day of the Sámi people, who mostly live across what is now Norway, Sweden, Finland and Russia. This day commemorates the first cross-border congress of Norwegian and Swedish Sámi, in 1917.
In Sweden the language is spoken by about 20,000 people, but far more have Sámi heritage, as a result of racism and assimilation policies. #sami #indigenous https://www.su.se/department-of-swedish-language-and-multilingualism/news/s%C3%A1mi-national-day-on-6-february-s%C3%A1mi-is-one-of-sweden-s-five-national-minority-languages-1.595512
Huge thanks to Scribner Books for reaching out and sending me this ARC. 1/31/2023
“Stolen” by Ann-Helén Lasestadius is a #Sámi story out of Sweden.
It takes place in the Arctic Circle addresses hatred & violence against the Sámi.
This is based on actual events, which isn’t a surprise as violence against #Indigenous peoples happens on every continent.
This will be my first Sàmi novel and I look forward to sharing my thoughts soon!
Just finished listening to this @thefolklorepodcast Podcast -- season 7, episode 115 -- #Selkies! I learned a lot and found it quite thought-provoking. Especially the possible connections to the #Sami peoples. I also noticed that #Selkie women -- like the Slavic #Samodiva -- would become "captive" to their husbands if their magical clothing were in his possession -- unable to use their powers and/or leave! Interesting parallel. I wonder if it's IndoEuropean? #Folklore