The Sea Sami
The Sea Sami live by the coast and have traditionally made a living through fishing, hunting and farming. Sea Sami settlement stretches along the coast and fjords from Finnmark in the North to Trøndelag in the South. Hard assimilation politics and two world wars nearly erased the Sami culture and identity. Revival has been made possible by political mobilization and the establishment of venues for identifying, sustaining and developing Sami culture into the future. This portal will give you knowledge about the history and culture of the Sea Sami in North Troms, but it will also show that the culture is very much alive and constantly developing.