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The Sámi form Finland’s first nation
By Andy Kruse, October 2012
Two women show off traditional Sámi outfits from Enontekiö (left) and Karigasniemi outside the Sajos Sámi Cultural Centre in Inari.
Where does the story of the Sámi, Finland’s indigenous people, begin? Let’s start about 12,000 years ago, when the thick ice sheets covering Finland began to melt and the earth was once again exposed.
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