First encounter with the Sámi people

March 10, 2008 at 12:50 am | Posted in Scandinavia | 1 Comment
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Before I came with the idea of the around-the-world journey, I was already interested in the situation of the Sámi, the indigenous people from Sápmi (wrongly named as Lapland), their land, that crosses Norway, Sweden, Finnish and the Kola peninsula in Russia. The story telling how I got interested on them is lond, and its origins are probably a bit unconscious, from some things I saw or read when I was a child. I will talk about it another day. But even now, I find fascinating that a nomade hunter-gatherer society still survives in Europe in the 21st century.

For that reason, the last december I visited them. With temperatures around 15 celsius degrees below zero and only three hours of daylight, it was probable that there were almost no tourists and it was easier for me to ask for the things I was looking for. Everything achieved from that trip was positive, much more than I had thought. In other posts I will write about everything I learned there; now, I just wanted to share some photos I brought back home.

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  1. Dear Sirs, Mrs.,

    Sending you this mail with the following introduction….I had the honour to meet Jim Poitras, a Goodwill Representative from the CREE-INDIAN-PEOPLE in Canada during a local radio-interview in the Netherlands in August 2000# Hehaka-to-Hoksina # Jim is of Cree/Lakota/Metis, a Elder and Healer…. I have done workshops with Jim and had several meetings and more workshops with other people….he is a great Indian Teacher and Healer and a good Friend, an intelligent and charismatic man who is very proud of his Indian heritage….please read his story and visit his website: ….Jim is travelling throughout Europe for ten years already, he has worked a lot in German schoolsystems with Children and doing workshops/innerhealings with Adults ….Jim is now travelling and working in Scandinavia (Finland, Sweden, Lapland) doing workshops, innerhealings, festivals and working with organizations….I’ve learned a lot from Jim Poitras…. being very conscious, still learning every day….you can always mail Jim…
    Jim is always interested in people with the True Interest and to Share with people about the traditional Cultures and about Intercultural Similarities and Differences and to help eachother and to learn from eachother….: (primair email-adress) –

    take good care liz dietrich-remeeus

    Jim Poitras Jim PoitrasHehaka-to-Hoksina-(Elk-Blue-Boy) Jim Poitras, a elder/healer, artist(painter), drummer/singer, flute, sweatlodge keeper originally comes from Moose Jaw/ Saskatchewan, Canada. Jim has been travelling throughout Europe for ten years. He works with many different school systems, children/adults, festivals and organizations. He has many pieces of his work in museums and galleries throughout Canada, U.S.A and in Europe as well. As a intercultural teacher, he tells native stories, spirituality, that has been passed down for thousands of years. Also of the reality of modern day thinking of this changing world we all live in…. Jim also was a tradional Male Dancer for many years and teaches people about the different dances and meanings behind them. He is very happy to travel throughout Europe and throughout the World to meet and work with people…. !
    For people who are interested in Jim`s personal ”inner healing sessions”, where as a healer, he helps people to find or over come past trama`s, or to help find their own way on their spiritual journey….Jim’s website:

    Anastasia Lapsui, ,Jim Poitras Auditoriossa Binna Banna

    Ian Skorodin ja Jim Poitras Lastenpaivana Siidassa Pojat aulassa

    Sisaantulo Yleisoä avajaisissa Yleisoä aulassa

    Katja Gauriloff Arajarvi Anastasia Lapsui & Markku Lehmuskallio

    Amerikan Intiaanien Elokuvainstituutin (AIFI) presidentti Michael Smith Ima Aikio-Arianaick & Ann-Christine Haupt Suvi West (vas.)

    Indianer Inuit: Das Nordamerika Filmfestival 2007
    Indianer Filmfestival 2007

    Indianer Filmfestival 2007
    Steve LaRance from the Hopi-Indian-People

    Indianer Filmfestival 2007
    Indianer Filmfestival 2007
    Indianer Filmfestival 2007
    Naktoah LaRance Sacred Hoop Dance

    Indianer Filmfestival 2007
    Jim Poitras, Steve LaRanche and Greg
    Indianer Filmfestival 2007
    Tantoo Cardinal

    Medienkunst, Kultur-Events

    Medienkunst, Kultur-Events

    You can watch Jim Poitras in the video Memories of an Encounter part 2 with the North American Indian Filmfestival in Stuttgart/Germany….the 3rd Filmfestival will be held 18.-22 March 2009 in Stuttgart….
    Special Guest was Tantoo Cardinal and there was a Special Hoop Dance from the Hopi-Indian People….

    YouTube – Memories of an Encounter part 2
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