Celebrate Sami National Day ~ Sámi álbmotbeaivi

When:
February 5, 2017 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
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Where:
Sami Cultural Center of North America
Lakeside Professional Building
4915 E Superior St, Duluth, MN 55804
USA
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Sami Center
218/525-4757
Celebrate Sami National Day ~ Sámi álbmotbeaivi @ Sami Cultural Center of North America | Duluth | Minnesota | United States

This year is the 100th anniversary of the first general meeting of Sami people gathering across national Nordic country borders to discuss common interests. The meeting took place in Trondheim, Norway on February 6, 1917. Sami National Day commemorates that meeting each year on February 6th with wearing of gakti, special concerts and cultural events, and displaying the Sami flag.

The Sami Cultural Center will continue our tradition of celebrating Sami National Day with an open house and special programing.

Artist and writer Katharine Johnson will present a special program The Life and Work of Sami Writer and Activist Elsa Laula Renberg (1877-1937). Elsa was one of the primary organizers of the Sami congress in 1917.