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Sami Family Reunions in Kautokeino
Written by Philip Burgess   
Tuesday, 18 March 2008 01:00
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110 years ago after the Alaska Sami families left Finnmark, their descendents have returned to Kautokeino to connect with their relatives and take part in the Sami Easter festivities. The Sami migration at the end of the 19th Century was the key to the establishment of reindeer husbandry on the Seward Peninsula and subsequently on the MacKenzie Valley Delta in Canada.

The Assn. of World Reindeer Herders and the International Centre for Reindeer Husbandry are taking part in the hosting of the 'American Sami' with several presentations and festivities planned.

Stories and Photos to follow

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