Lake Superior Sami Gathering
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.