Saturdays at the Sami Center

January 24, 2015 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Sami Cultural Center of North America
Lakeside Professional Building
4915 East Superior Street, Duluth, MN 55804
Saturdays at the Sami Center @ Sami Cultural Center of North America | Duluth | Minnesota | United States

Curious about the Indigenous Sami culture and wondering if you might have Sami ancestry?

The Sami Cultural Center of North America is sponsoring a series of learning/discussion sessions at the Center during January and February. Join us for a single session or for the whole series. The programs will be from 10:30 a.m. until noon at the Sami Cultural Center in the Lakeside Professional Building, 4915 East Superior Street, Suite 205, Duluth, MN (use the Pitt Street entrance).

  • January 24 – An introduction to Sami history and culture
  • January 31 – Sami duodji (handicrafts) – Useful things made beautiful
  • February 14 – The North American Sami reawakening
  • February 21 – Sami identity, genealogy, and DNA

The January 23, 31, and February 14 sessions will be facilitated by Marlene Wisuri, Sami Center Chair, using power points, hand-outs, and examples from the Center collections.

Mary Lukkarila, director of the Cloquet Public Library and moderator of the Sami Genealogy Facebook page, will facilitate the session on February 21.

Wisuri and Lukkarila have both done extensive research on Sami topics and have presented numerous programs on the subjects.

Classes will be limited to 12 participants. To make a reservation, call 218/525-4757 (leave a message) or email Suggested donation – $4.00 per session.