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Cultural Survival: Our Cultures / Our Rights   The U.K and Europe

Started Apr-20 by Bruno (ricardomath); 642 views.
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This is the main webpage:

https://www.culturalsurvival.org/

Here's a link to the back issues of Cultural Survival Quarterly:

https://www.culturalsurvival.org/csq

The fourth quarter of 2001, they had an issue titled, Maroons in the Americas:

https://www.culturalsurvival.org/publications/cultural-survival-quarterly/25-4-maroons-americas

Two articles from that issue came up in web searches:

The Rights of Maroons In International Human Rights Law

https://www.culturalsurvival.org/publications/cultural-survival-quarterly/rights-maroons-international-human-rights-law

Miners & Maroons: Freedom on the Pacific Coast of Colombia and Ecuador

https://www.culturalsurvival.org/publications/cultural-survival-quarterly/miners-maroons-freedom-pacific-coast-colombia-and-ecuador

That's how I stumbled across the webpage and organization.

NISSY (NISSY2)

From: NISSY (NISSY2)

May-7

A curiosity in Norway is the treatment of the Sami people by the Norwegian government. They were forced to speak Norwegian and live pretty much like Native Americans in the US.

Mari Boine led a protest movement against the treatment of the Sami by the Norwegian state that didn't go very far until the Lillehammer winter Olympics when she was asked to sing the Olympic hymn and she refused because of the treatment of Sami in Norway.

Soon afterwards, King Harold made a New Years Day apology to the Sami people and everything changed. Now the Sami are respected and admired because of their green living culture. Their music is impressive as well.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kprl0CECykA
CzoeMC

From: CzoeMC

May-7

My Grandmother was a Finnish Sami. 

I recommend the book "Trekways of the Wind", by Nils-Aslak Valkeapaa.

One item from it:

Everything is so beautiful 

I am afraid 

to wake up again 

To the hard world.

  • Edited May 7, 2022 7:05 pm  by  CzoeMC
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CzoeMC

From: CzoeMC

May-7

Also:

The wars people fight sometimes catch up with me making my darkest moments

I see people fill the earth destroying the foundations of life, all humankind 

In the long night's darkness thoughts smolder trouble the soul 

From the previous poet.

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NISSY (NISSY2)

From: NISSY (NISSY2)

May-8

Our guide at a tour of the Sami Parliament in Karasjok was a Sami from across the river in Finland. That was about three years ago.

The Sami Parliament building:

Inside:

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NISSY (NISSY2)

From: NISSY (NISSY2)

May-8

The Sami national anthem with English translation, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bwSERyFgWSs
NISSY (NISSY2)

From: NISSY (NISSY2)

May-8

"Ofelas" which translates as "The Pathfinder" in English was the most expensive movie ever made. It is the legend of Sami fighting Dutch invaders several centuries ago.

The trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bwSERyFgWSs

CamGeary

From: CamGeary

Jun-2

Ricardo, so do everyone else's.

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