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For centuries, Sámi reindeer herders have used a unique parenting philosophy to prepare their children for survival in the Arctic. Here's what we can learn from them.
Every year in June or July, under the Arctic midnight sun, Sámi reindeer-herding families in northern Finland, Norway and Sweden come together for one of the biggest social events of the year: "earmarking", which involves marking the new reindeer calves to identify them.
On foot, in all-terrain vehicles and even helicopters, they gather the semi-wild reindeer from vast areas stretching out dozens of square kilometres. Even young children are expected to join in. The youngest boys and girls help catch the calves. From the age of about 10, they take their own earmarking knives, grab a calf, and mark both ears with a unique pattern of notches. Children receive their own personal earmark pattern at birth, and use it to mark their herds for the rest of their lives.
Among the Sámi, an indigenous people spread across the northernmost regions of Norway, Sweden, Finland and Russia's Kola Peninsula, children not only participate in herding work, but are also encouraged to act independently in most other areas of life. They have a say in deciding when to eat, when to sleep, and what to wear, even at temperatures of -30C (-22F). To outsiders, that independence can be surprising. Missionaries who visited the Arctic in the 18th Century and later, wrote in their diaries that it seemed like Sámi children could do whatever they liked, and that they lacked discipline altogether.
However, as research increasingly reveals, the seemingly rule-free Sámi way of child-rearing has its own intricate structure and philosophy. Over time, this unique parenting style has evolved to prepare children to cope with the extreme challenges of life in the Arctic – and foster a particular kind of resilience.
One of its guiding principles is that rather than following a fixed schedule, the whole family adapts to whatever tasks need to be carried out, be that earmarking, travelling or other joint activities. Within that framework, children make their own choices.
Many elements of Sámi parenting evolved as part of the daily work of reindeer herders (Credit: Paadar Images)
"They eat when they are hungry and go to bed whenever they are tired," says Tytti Valkeapää, a mother of six children, ranging in age from 8 to 18, who lives in the northern Finnish village of Kuttanen, by the border with Sweden.
While Valkeapää is not Sámi herself, she adapted to the local way of life after marrying into a Sámi reindeer-herding family. Like the vast majority of Sámi, her family is no longer fully nomadic, instead travelling widely by snow-mobile, which has transformed the lives of reindeer herders and allowed them to become more settled. But although they mainly live in a house, traditional activities such as the earmarking ritual still shape the family's rhythm.
We have been lucky enough to live on our children's terms – Tytti Valkeapää
Anthropological Portraits of the Sami People by Roland Bonaparte ca. 1884
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1800 eds: The Sami were detached from their history
As with the Torsviggar axes it is possible that the flint spearheads found in the nature were attributed magical powers. Oscar Montelius (1872) writes: ”While the Stone axes have been perceived as “åskviggar” / thorsviggar, the flint arrows has partly been seen as the weapons that the Thunder God hit down with lighting”. In northern and central Sweden several stone axes and chisels are found that resembled and by some were named “flintviggar” [Hildebrand (1870-73)]. However in the 1800eds a tradition developed within Swedish and Nordic archaeology and history with separate interpretation-systems of the Sami and the non-Sami. Archaeological findings of stone axes in the areas traditionally settled by the Sami in the 1800eds were not defined as related to the God Thor, and the Sami were detached from the general Nordic history by the academic establishment. In the text by Hildebrand and Hildebrand it is commented that the flintviggar from the northern areas of Sweden do not seem to have been properly preserved. There are several examples of such findings mentioned in the book by Hildebrand (1870-73) on pages 182 – 184. It is important to remind that the Sami from the earliest times have settled the southern areas of Sweden as well as southern Norway and Finland, but this fact has been uncared for.
On a Sami shaman drum described by Friis (1871, page 33) there is a boar or pig for offering (number 38). På en runebomme som er beskrevet av Friis (1871, side 33) er det avbildet et offersvin som nummer 38: Lappisk mythologi, eventyr og folkesagn.
Friday, January 21, 2022
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Runes and "Serpent Worship" among the Sami - Samisk bruk av Runer og Slangetilbedelse
Prior to the use of photography artists captured and portrayed culture and people. This is a picture made by A. Beaumont (1840) of Sami people near Pajala in Sweden.
Før bruken av fotografiet ble vanlig var det kunstnere som skildret folk og kulturer. Dette bildet er malt av A. Beaumont (1840) av samer nær Pajala i Sverige.
The three main Gods of the Sami on a segment of the ancient Sami Shaman Drum first described by Thomas von Westen: Thor (Tiermes), Frej (Storjunkaren, Veralden Olmai) and the Wind or Storm God. This drum was first described in 1720, but was much older. Some fig. from the left: A bear, Thor with two hammers, over him a Sarva reindeer, a tree, in the middle Frej [i.e. Freyr, Frøy, Frö] and the Wind God to the left.
tre viktigste Gudene til Samene på et segment av den eldgamle
runebommen fra Norge først beskrevet av Thomas von Westen: Thor
(Tiermes), Frej (Storjunkaren, Veralden Olmai ) og Vind - eller
stormguden. Denne trommen var først beskrevet i 1720, men var da mye
eldre. Noen fig. fra venstre: En bjørn, Thor med to hamre, over ham et
Sarva reinsdyr, et tre, i midten Frej [dvs. Freyr, Frøy, Frö] og
Vindguden til høyre. Source: Sigurd Agrell, 1934.
Sigurd Agrell writes that Frej is called "Veralden Olmai" by the Sami and “Veraldar Guð” in the Heimskringla Saga, it means “the World God”. According to Friis (1871) the Sami describes Frej as "Veralde Olmai" that means "Man of heaven". Sigurd Agrell skriver at Frej kalles "Veralden Olmai" av Samene og “Veraldar Guð” i Heimskringla Saga, det betyr verdensguden. I Lappisk mythologi, eventyr og folkesagn beskriver Friis (1871) samenes navn på Frej som "Veralde Olmai" som betyr "Himmel Mann".
Tuesday, January 18, 2022
Book: "Lappisk i en Islandsk runeinnskrift" av Magnus Olsen og Knut Bergsland, Oslo, 1943
Monday, January 17, 2022
The God Hermes - D'Ermes - d'hermès - Guden Hermes
Sunday, January 16, 2022
|BRIDE Norway Sami|
Alternative Medicine, Old illustrations and Photos of Sami people - Alternativ Medisin, gamle illustrasjoner og foto av samene
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|Swedish Sami Retro colored photos of by Mats Fosberg|
You can observe in the illustrations made by Moses Pitt that the Sami
are depicted as living in tents. This is only a part of the fact,
because some Sami were and some still are ”semi-nomads” (i.e. they lived
in tents while following the reindeers herds during the spring &
summer and had permanent built homes during the winters), some were
exclusively farmers or some combined farming and fishing. As mentioned
in a previous blog the Sami built from early on houses of timber or
combined turf and timber.
Thursday, January 13, 2022
Meet the old Sami: Nils Somby.
He is living in Finnmark County where the big part of the Sami Nation in Norway is situated. There is app. 40 000 samis in Norway. Nils we met by the road along Porsangerfjorden from North Cape. For more of Nils Somby: Look him up at Google. He is probably the worlds most photographed Sami....
Here are some more of this people:
Wiki: The Sami people (also Sámi or Saami), traditionally known in English as Lapps or Laplanders, are an indigenous Finno-Ugric people inhabiting the Arctic area of Sápmi, which today encompasses parts of far northern Norway, Sweden, Finland, the Kola Peninsula of Russia, and the border area between south and middle Sweden and Norway. The Sami are the only indigenous people of Scandinavia recognized and protected under the international conventions of indigenous peoples, and are hence the northernmost indigenous people of Europe.
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First Nations BC...
Article by Anne-marie Pedersen, John Pritchard | November 19, 2021
The Haisla are a First Nation in Canada. The Haisla Nation is made up of two historic bands, the Kitamaat of upper Douglas Channel and Devastation Channel and the Kitlope of upper Princess Royal Channel and Gardner Canal in British Columbia. The Kitamaat call themselves Haisla ("dwellers downriver"); and the Kitlope, Henaaksiala ("dying off slowly"), a reference to their traditional longevity.
The official designations Kitamaat ("people of the snow") and Kitlope ("people of the rocks") were adopted from the names used by the Tsimshian to refer to their Haisla neighbours.
|Haisla Nation Haisla chief Kenny Hall welcoming Sami reindeer-herding representatives from Sweden.|
Finnish drum: World with three layers
The reddish colour is from alder tree (die Erle).
Every Finnish old drum had picture about world with three layers:
The Upper World (Ylinen), the realm of gods and light spirits
The Middle World (Keskinen), spirit side of this mundane world
The Lower World (Alinen), realm of power animals, ancestral spirits, gods of the dead people
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