The Sami People

The Sami people (also Sámi or Saami), traditionally known in English as Lapps or Laplanders, are an indigenous Finno-Ugric people inhabiting the Arctic area of Sápmi, which today encompasses parts of far northern Norway, Sweden, Finland, the Kola Peninsula of Russia, and the border area between south and middle Sweden and Norway. The Sami are the only indigenous people of Scandinavia recognized and protected under the international conventions of indigenous peoples, and are hence the northernmost indigenous people of Europe. Sami ancestral lands span an area of approximately 388,350 km2 (150,000 sq. mi.), which is approximately the size of Norway, in the Nordic countries. Their traditional languages are the Sami languages and are classified as a branch of the Uralic language family. Continue reading “The Sami People”

Plantmannen

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“African Central Airways to Paris is now ready for boarding. We will board First Class and Business Class passengers first. All other passengers please wait”.

“Kindly have your passport and boarding pass ready for inspection. We thank you for your patience and wish you a pleasant flight”.

Akkurat disse ordene har Mikkel ventet på å høre i nesten tre timer. Ja, i de tre siste timene har han ventet på flyplassen, for avgangen hans ikke er før kl. 23:00.

Han ble anbefalt å komme tidlig for innsjekking og passkontroll. Han hadde fulgt rådet, og ankom flyplassen kl. 19:00.

“Hold deg helt rolig!”, instruerte han seg selv. Continue reading “Plantmannen”