The Sea Sami
The Sea Sami, or the coastal Sami people, have lived in relation with Finns and Norwegians, and this is also called “Tre stammers møte” (meeting between tree tribes). The fjord people have made their living from fishing and farming since ancient times up to the present. 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.