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News, 10/29/2012

The Sámi form Finland’s first nation

By Andy Kruse, October 2012Sámi indigenous people, history and origins, FinlandTwo 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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Updated 10/29/2012


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