Formerly known as Lapps, the Sámi people are the only European group categorized as indigenous peoples by the UN. The people of this distinct ethnic group live in the extreme north of Norway, Sweden, Finland, and Russia’s Kola Peninsula. They have recently gained standing in Norway’s government through the formation of the Sámi parliament.
Come learn more about the fascinating Sámi culture and language from Yvonne-Marie Miniggio, one of four young people selected by the Norwegian government to promote Sámi history and culture, and raise awareness of modern Sámi society.
Her visit is a joint effort of the Center for the Study of Democracy and librarian Kent Randell.