Lake Superior Sami Gathering

August 10, 2018 @ 2:00 pm – August 12, 2018 @ 3:30 pm
Lafayette Community Center
3026 Minnesota Ave
Duluth, MN 55802
Sami Cultural Center of North America
Lake Superior Sami Gathering @ Lafayette Community Center | Duluth | Minnesota | United States

Registration  Information  Schedule

Join us for a gathering of Sami descendants and friends for a weekend of programs, crafts, music, movies, silent auction, great food and fellowship. Register soon (by August 3) with the form provided above or email for more information.

Friday events will take place at the Kathryn A. Martin Library, University of Minnesota Duluth — an introduction to the Sami Collection at 2:00 p.m. A light supper will start at 5:30 p.m. at the Sami Cultural Center followed by a special movie tribute to Nils Aslak Valkeapää.

Saturday and Sunday events will be held at the Lafayette Community Center in Duluth. Check out the full schedule by clicking on  Schedule. A Celebration of Life remembering Ruthanne Cecil will be held on Saturday at 1 p.m. Marie Kvernmo is a guest presenter from Sápmi and will do lectures and a musical performance with Nathan Muus and Lyz Jaakola on Saturday evening. A silent auction fund raiser will feature one-of-a-kind Sami items including a full size lavvu.

The gathering continues an over 27 year tradition of North American Sami coming together for culturally meaningful experiences and community building with friends.