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Encyclopedia > Saami

Saami or SAAMI can stand for:

  • Sami peoples
  • Sporting Arms and Ammunition Manufacturers' Institute

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Saami People - Arctic People & Cultures - All Things Arctic (489 words)
The Saami have their own flag which was officially acknowledged in the 13th Nordic Saami Conference in 1986.
The origins of the Saami people are still uncertain, but they may be some of the oldest postglacial inhabitants in the region.
Saami people have always settled thinly in a large area, making their living mostly by herding, hunting and fishing.
Research into the Post-War Saami Society (9137 words)
The Saami "national movement" was seen to be waging a war on two fronts: externally vis-a-vis Norwegian public opinion and the state for recognition of the Saami right to self government, on the strength of their being a distinct people; and internally to create a positive sense of Saami identity.
It was because of that one could interpret the Saami passivity and impotance either as the expression of individual qualities of a negative kind or as a distinctive mentalité of a people as, for example, in the concept of "the lazy native".
He takes as his starting point the fact that the Saami in the southern areas were, from the end of the nineteenth century, obliged to accommodate themselves to the changing legal policies of the authorities with regard to their reindeer herding.
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