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What We Believe In: Book discussion with editor Ellen Marie Jensen

  • Poulsbo City Hall 19050 Jensen Way Northeast Poulsbo, WA, 98370 United States (map)

Talk with the editor about the book, which includes updated texts on religion, healing practices, and beliefs. The book covers from the time of the Sámi noaidi ("shaman”) up to the present day. Christian noaidevuohta ("shamanism”), followed by an account of the violent persecution of the Sámi pre-Christian way of life in the 1600s and 1700s. Then Laestadianism, the pietistic, Lutheran movement founded by Lars Levi Laestadius in the North and Lule Sámi areas in the middle of the 1850s. Also Sámi folk medicine traditions, which continue to exist alongside modern forms of medicine, thus representing cultural continuity and belief in traditional values from the time of the noaidi.

Light refreshments provided. 
This event is open to the public.

Later Event: February 6
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