Idioms of Sámi Health and Healing

The Sámi—indigenous people of northernmost Europe—have relied on traditional healing methods over generations. This pioneering volume documents, in accessible language, local healing traditions and demonstrates the effectiveness of using the resources local communities can provide. This collection of essays by ten experts also records how ancient healing traditions and modern health-care systems have worked together, and sometimes competed, to provide solutions for local problems. Idioms of Sámi Health and Healing is one of the first English-language studies of the traditional healing methods among the Sámi, and offers valuable insight and academic context to those in the fields of anthropology, medical anthropology, transcultural psychiatry, and circumpolar studies. Idioms of Sámi Health and Healing is the second volume in the Patterns of Northern Traditional Healing series. Edited by Barbara Helen Miller.
Contributors: Kjell Birkely Andersen, Anne Karen Hætta, Mona Anita Kiil, Britt Kramvig, Trine Kvitberg, Stein R. Mathisen, Barbara Helen Miller, Marit Myrvoll, Randi Inger Johanne Nymo, Sigvald Persen.

BOOK DETAILS

Publication date: November 2015
Features: 4 B&W photographs, 1 map, bibliography, notes, index
Series: Patterns of Northern Traditional Healing Series
Keywords: Northern Studies/Traditional Healing/Health
Subject(s): MEDICAL / Healing, Northern Studies/Traditional Healing/Health, HEALTH & FITNESS / Healing, SOCIAL SCIENCE / Indigenous Studies
Publisher(s): The University of Alberta Press

ISBN10: 177212088X  ISBN13: 9781772120882 Kan köpas på Adlibris

Thomas Kuhn, Consuelo Griggio: Sápmi skyar – myter och vetenskap över svenska Lappland/Sápmi skies – myth and science over Swedish Lapland

 
sapmi skyarBoken er en reise gjennom to dimensjoner av himmelen over svensk Lappland. Den mytologiske og den vitenskapelige. Forfatterne ønsker å stimulere til dialog mellom vitenskapen og samisk mytologi ved å anerkjenne den iboende verdien av dem begge. Den er utformet som en samtale mellom fire stemmer der himmelfenomener som nordlyset, solsøyler og bisol blir presentert og tolket gjennom samiske historier og minner, vitenskapelige forklaringer, bilder og malerier. Boka har svensk og engelsk tekst.
Antropolog Consuelo Griggio (Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada) og naturforsker Thomas Kuhn (Luleå University of Technology, Sverige) forener sine lidenskaper og kunnskaper i dette prosjektet hvor urfolksmytologi og vitenskap deler et vakkert og magisk sted, nemlig svensk Lappland.
SÁPMI SKIES – Myth and science over Swedish Lapland is a wondrous journey through two dimensions of the sky in the Swedish Arctic: the mythological and the scientific. This book wishes to stimulate a dialogue between science and Sami mythology by recognising the intrinsic value of both viewpoints. It is organised as a four-voice conversation in which stunning Arctic sky phenomena such as the northern lights, sun pillars, and sun dogs are presented and interpreted through Sami stories and memories, scientific explanations, pictures and paintings.
Anthropologist Consuelo Griggio (Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada) and Natural scientist Thomas Kuhn (Luleå University of Technology, Sweden) join their passion and knowledge of their respective fields and embark in a project in which native mythology and science share a beautiful and magical place, namely Swedish Lappland.
ISBN: 9789197957458. Varda, 2015. 96 s. Heftet. 300.- (kan kjøpes gjennom adlibris.com)

Indigenous Rights in Scandinavia

Edited by Christina Allard, Luleå University of Technology, Sweden and UiT The Arctic University of Norway and Susann Funderud Skogvang, UiT The Arctic University of Norway
This book contributes to the international debate on Indigenous Peoples Law, containing both in-depth research of Scandinavian historical and legal contexts with respect to the Sami and demonstrating current stances in
Sami Law research. In addition to chapters by well-known Scandinavian experts, the collection also comments on the legal situation in Norway, Sweden and Finland in relation to other jurisdictions and indigenous peoples, in particular with experiences and developments in Canada and New Zealand.
The book displays the current research frontier among the Scandinavian countries, what the present-day issues are and how the nation states have responded so far to claims of Sami rights. The study sheds light on the contrasts between the three countries on the one hand, and between Scandinavia, Canada and New Zealand on the other, showing that although there are obvious differences, for instance related to colonisation and present legal solutions, there are also shared experiences among the indigenous peoples and the States.
Filling a gap in an under-researched area of Sami rights, this book will be a valuable resource for academics, researchers and policy-makers with an interest in Indigenous Peoples Law and comparative research.
ISBN: 978-1-4724-2541-6 Published: December 2015 Extent: 250 pages
Kan beställas: Adlibris  eller Ashgate.

John T. Solbakk, Magne Ove Varsi: We are the Sámi – an Introduction to the Indigenous People of Norway

we are the samiA new and updated version of the fact sheets We are the Sámi (2006). Several of the original fact sheets are streamlined and edited together, and there are fifteen new themes added. The previous fact-sheets that were produced in folders are now bound into a booklet. Gives information about the Sámi culture, history, industries and society.
The new edition of 2014 is produced in Sámi, Norwegian, English and Spanish, and as in 2006 produced for Resource Centre for the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.
ISBN: 978-82-8263-151-8. ČálliidLágádus, 2015. 40 s. heftet. 120.- (kan kjøpes gjennom bl.a. haugenbok.no)

Mapping Indigenous Presence – North Scandinavian and North American Perspectives

mapping indigenous presenceTil tross for århundrer med kolonisering, har mange urfolk klart å opprettholde sin kultur i sine egne områder, og gjør det fremdeles i dagens globaliserte verden. Dette gjør de også i områder hvor der deres eksistens knapt blir anerkjent.
Denne boka omhandler kampen for politisk anerkjennelse for indianere i Montana og for samene på Nordkalotten, og beskriver kulturelle forhold i fortid og nåtid som skaper utfordringer for disse urfolkene. Utfordringene for urfolkene på de to kontinentene har vært mange og til dels veldig forskjellige, men det er også svært mange likhetstrekk.
Bjørg Evjen og Kathryn W. Shanley er redaktører. Engelsk tekst.
Despite centuries of colonization, many Indigenous peoples’ cultures remain distinct in their ancestral territories, even in today’s globalized world. Yet they exist often within countries that hardly recognize their existence.
Struggles for political recognition and cultural respect have occurred historically and continue to challenge Native American nations in Montana and S mi people of northern Scandinavia in their efforts to remain and thrive as who they are as Indigenous peoples. In some ways the Indigenous struggles on the two continents have been different, but in many other ways, they are similar.
The authors attempt to increase understanding of how these two sets of Indigenous peoples share important ontological roots and postcolonial legacies, and how research may be used for their own self-determination and future directions.
Editores are Kathryn W. Shanely and Bjørg Evjen.
9780816531523. University of Arizona Press, 2015. 320 s. Heftet. 324.- (kan kjøpes gjennom bl.a. adlibris.com og tanum.no)

What we believe in – Sámi Religious Experience and Beliefs from 1593 to the Present

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En samling av oppdaterte tekster om samisk religion, helbredelspraksis og tro redigert av Ellen Marie Jensen. Boken begynner med et kapittel om den førkristne noaidevuohta («sjamanisme»), etterfulgt av en redegjørelse for voldelig forfølgelse av den samiske førkristne livsform på 1600-tallet og 1700-tallet. Deretter blir vi introdusert til læstadianismen, den pietistiske, lutherske bevegelse grunnlagt av Lars Levi Læstadius som fikk fotfeste nord- og lulesamiske områder fra midten av 1850-tallet. Til slutt er den samiske folkemedisintradisjonen tema. Den fortsatte å  eksistere sammen med moderne former for medisin, og representerer dermed en kulturell kontinuitet og tro på tradisjonelle verdier fra noaidens tid. Engelsk tekst.
With a collection of updated texts on religion, healing practices, and beliefs, this book takes us from the time of the Sámi noaidi («shaman”) up to the present day. The book begins with a chapter on the pre-Christian noaidevuohta («shamanism”), followed by an account of the violent persecution of the Sámi pre-Christian way of life in the 1600s and 1700s. Then we are introduced to Laestadianism, the pietistic, Lutheran movement founded by Lars Levi Laestadius that took hold in the North and Lule Sámi areas in the middle of the 1850s. Finally, we learn about Sámi folk medicine traditions, which continue to exist alongside modern forms of medicine, thus representing cultural continuity and belief in traditional values from the time of the noaidi.Edited by Ellen Marie Jensen.
What we believe in a book talk and signing with Ellen Marie Jensen (17.07.2015)
ISBN: 978-82-8263-177-8. CálliidLágádus, 2015. 170 s. Heftet. 250.-

Arvvas: Remembrance (CD)

arvvasDette er Arvvas sin debutplate. Derimot er artistene Sara Marielle Gaup og Steinar Raknes ingen debutanter. Begge har de utmerket seg som musikere og artister med å utvikle og ta joiken til nye møter med annen musikk. Sara Marielle gjennom sitt mangeårige samarbeid med Lawra Somby i gruppen Adjágas og Steinar med joikedronningen Inga Juuso i gruppen Skáidi.
Duoen Arvvas oppstod etter at Sara Marielle Gaup var vikar i bandet Skáidi for Inga Juuso. Etter at Inga Juuso gikk bort sommeren 2014 hadde hun lagt grunnlaget for videre samarbeide.
Albumet er et unikt og moderne møte mellom Americana og joik. Låtene på plata er egne komposisjoner, sanger og joiker og noen tradisjonelle joiker. Arvvas synger og joiker på engelsk og samisk, musikken og tekstene underbygger og løfter hverandre. Det er lekent, melodiøst og røft.
Albumet er tilgjengelig på Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/0FLQO3CtLYqRGoDx77hRPs
DATCD-69. DAT, 2015. 1 CD. 169.- (kan kjøpes bl.a. gjennom cdon.no)

Greta Huuva: Luondu lea mu gievkkan

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“All food in the Sámi culture is nutritious and acts as a natural medicine for the body and soul.
Greta Huuva passionately embodies this philosophy through her work as a Sámi chef, as a modern day medicine woman, and a Sámi food ambassador.
The foundations of this book, and the accompanying film, are based on Greta’s exceptional knowledge of food and cooking, and the use of plants and herbs within the world of the Sámi that has almost been forgotten.
Greta Huuva’s commitment goes well beyond the preservation of knowledge, and is characterised by a desire to pass on her wisdom to future generations.”
BOOK: English/Swedish languages, cm 26×24, paperback cover, 104 pages
FILM: 30 minutes – Language: Swedish with English subtitles, narrated by Greta Huuva
ISBN: 978-91-979574-4-1, 88 s. : ill. + 1 DVD
Beställas från: Varda, Ájtte, adlibris.com
Trailer of the film: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DdsRAhDeHC0
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Jan-Erik Lundström: Contemporary Sami Art and Design

contemporary-sami-art-and-designDen første internasjonale presentasjonen av dagens kunstnere og designere i Sápmi. Samisk tradisjoner, både historiske og dagens, er inspirasjonskilder for disse kunstnerne. Boka inneholder arbeider av 35 etablerte og nye navn og er et referanseverk for alle som har interesse for samisk samtidskunst og design. Julie Cirelli og Ester Whang er redaktører og kunstviter Hanna Horsberg Hansen ved UiT bidrar med et essay. Engelsk tekst.
Blant kunstnerne som er representert er Matti Aikio, Hans Ragnar Mathisen, Hanne Grethe Einarsen, Asbjørn Forsøget, Bente Geving, Geir Tore Holm, Per Isak Juuso, Joar Nango, Charlotte Nilsen, Alf Salo, Lena Stenberg, Kristin Tårnesvik og Anders Sunna.
This book is the first international presentation of contemporary artists and designers in the Sápmi region, an area spanning northern Norway, Sweden, Finland and northwestern Russia. Sami traditions, both historically and from today, are inspirational sources for these contemporary artists and designers. This book presents works produced by more than 35 leading artists, both established and emerging a reference book for anyone with an interest in expressions of contemporary art and design from Sápmi.
ISBN: 9789187543296. Arvinius Orfeus, 2015. 222 s. Heftet. 231.- (kan kjøpes gjennom adlibris.com)

Asta Mitkijá Balto & Gudrun Kuhmunen: Máhttáhit iežamet ja earáid!-sámi iešmearrideapmái, nášuvndahuksemii ja jođiheapmái/Máhttáhit – Omskola dem och oss! -samisk självbestämmande och samiskt ledarskap/Máhttáhit – Re-educate them and us! – Sámi self-determination, nation-guiding and leadership

mahttahitBok om veier til samisk selvbestemmelse, samisk lederskap og samiske former for læring.  Temaer er omskolering og de-kolonialisering, selvbestemmelse og nasjonsbygging og lederskap. Forfatterne ønsker å bidra til en videre diskusjon rundt verdien av tradisjonell samisk kunnskap og tradisjonell samisk læring og hvor viktig rolle disse spiller for å fremme selvbestemmelsesprosessen. Boka har parallelltekst på nordsamisk, svensk og engelsk.
Dat leage eaktun iešmearrideaddji našuvdnahuksemii, mas jođiheaddjit fuobmájit sámiid oktan álbmogiin, ovddidit sámegiela ja sámi stivrejumi, váldet vuhtii ja heivehit sámi árbevirolaš máhtuid, oahpahemiid ja árvvuid.  Ja gal dat oahppá maiddái sihke vávjit ja vuostálastit jotkkolaš koloniserema, doahttalit ja doalahit dássedettolaš oktavuođa earáiguin ja luondduin ja buot dainna mii eallá.
This book is going to be a valuable source and tool of inspiring information, training and practice for many both locally and globally. Indigenous communities and persons internationally, as well as non-Indigenous individuals, works and persons/peoples, will be able to utilize the book not only to learn, discuss and think about Sami self-determination and experiences, but also their own and those of other Indigenous Peoples.
ISBN: 978-82- 8263- 166-2. ČálliidLágádus, 2015. 148 s. Heftet. 200.-