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Music Is About Expressing Yourself – Joik Is About Expressing Anything

It was getting late. We had just visited three attractions in Alta. And we headed towards inner Finnmark, to the heart of Sapmi. It is 130 km from Alta to Kautokeino. There isn’t any traffic to speak of, and in

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A Timeless Member of the Slow Movement

Slow food and slow cities have caught on for the last thirty years. The movement was started in 1986 by Italian food lover Mr. Carlo Petrini. It was the alternative to life in the fast food line, such as McDonald’s.

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The Smallest Court House in the Arctic

The last thing any traveler would want to encounter is judicial issues. After all, it is one of those things vacationers are trying to get away from in their day-to-day life. Yack. per se, in a blog like this it

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Arctic Cloths Talks in Volumes

All cultures have languages. The human cultures have intricate systems of communication, how to send and receive messages. In order to be a perfect decoder of messages in a culture, you have to be exposed to the very culture from

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What the Gunmen of the Wild West Had in Common with the Reindeer Herders

We had just driven into Karasjok, the administrative capital of the Norwegian Saami people. Karasjok is an important village on the Santa’s Road and the Midnight Sun Road to North Cape. We had made a very short stop two years earlier.

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Why Saami Art Is Only Contemporary

Leonardo da Vinci painted Mona Lisa 510 years ago, Rembrandt painted The Night Watch 370 years ago, and Edvard Munch painted the Scream 120 years ago. There is hardly any Saami artist creating art before the 19th century. Has there

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The Saami Flag Explained At The Saami Parliament

The Saami Parliament offers guided tours in its magnificent building in Karasjok. Mr. Anders Henriksen at the parliament had a beyond the call of duty touch to his presentation. The architectural masterpiece is of course inspired by the Saami culture.

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