Arctic Expert Knowledge and Know-How

Sámi are the experts of their own life and traditional livelihoods they practise. Their stories have been born while growing up and learning from the generations before them in living cultural environment. Stories, customs, practices and skills have passed from past to today, always adapting to new times while respecting and cherishing traditions. For example, the best way to gain deeper knowledge and understanding of reindeer and their yearly life circle is through a person living in reindeer herding community. The secrets of a fish are best known by a fisher grown in fishing culture. Masters of the Sámi handicrafts can guide you to skills and tales of versatile and rich world of Sámi handicrafts. Expertise is born out of and blossoming in everyday life through harmonising and adjusting the teachings and skills of the forefathers and -mothers to meet today’s needs.