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NaNu NW Sámi Fest

9:30 am to 8 pm, October 27, 2019

A full day of talks, walks, fire, food, music, story, and more!

PLEASE REGISTER BY OCT 7 to lock in your rate and guarantee a seat for inside events.
Na nu is an expression meaning “now, then” — used to indicate a shift in direction or focus. We’ll move between auditorium, open field, and old growth forest, we’ll gather in a meeting hall and around a Fire Circle, engage with nature and one another, hear speakers from far and near, visit with new friends and old. We’ll learn about green colonialism, Sámi and Salish plant medicine, the stories behind Sámi folktales, and the “de-erasure” of the diaspora. We may learn new skills for fighting climate change, frying gáhkku, weaving skobands, joik a joik, drink ost in kaffe. and prioritizing Sámi values like relationality and resourcefulness. Stay all day — or come & go!

Guests include Sámi nature photographer and filmmaker Tor Tuorda and joiker Astrid Tuorda from Sápmi (their film Gállok is screening at the Sámi Film Festival), local author and translator Barbara Sjoholm; director of the Sámi Cultural Center in Duluth, Marlene Wisuri; Báiki editor Nathan Muus; Saanich storyteller, flutist and climate activist Paul Cheyoketen Wagner; Bastyr-trained herbalist Jacqueline Hill. Duwamish councilmember and direct descendant of Chief Seattle, Ken Workman, will give the opening remarks.

Light refreshments and lunch provided. Dinner may be purchased. A limited number of overnight accommodations are available. Please inquire.

The day’s schedule will be posted online and emailed in mid-October.

You don’t want to miss this event!

NOTE: we are committed to making this event affordable, and we are grateful for the assistance of 4Culture, King County Parks & Recreation, our members, and volunteers. We hope you will consider “rounding up” or making an additional contribution. If you would like to fund a scholarship or request a scholarship, do not hesitate to inquire.

Ollu giitu!