Sami school in Hattfjelldal, Nordland.
Dinner at the boarding school, 1953
(Photo: Sigrid Bergli Sørnes)

Sami school history

Sámi skuvlahistorjá

Samisk skolehistorie


Skoganvarre school, Porsanger, autumn 1962.
2. and 3. grade with teacher Birgit Bergh.

(Photo: Richard Bergh)

Sámi skuvlahistorjá 1-6 / Samisk skolehistorie 1-6

Sami school history is a book and internet project which started in 2003. The book project was completed in 2013. We have published 6 books, all have text in Sami and Norwegian language, they have each about 450 pages and the price is now 195 NOK pr. book.

You may book the books from the publishing house Davvi Girji.

The texts you may also read from the menu at the left.
About half of the articles from the first book and one from the second book are available in English.


Summarizing articles – Also in English

We have written 36 articles with topics from the Sami school history-books. They are printed in Sami newspapers and published here in Sami, Norwegian and English.


Who are behind this?

Around two hundred people have written or told their memories, provided pictures, translated or in other ways contributed to Sami school history. The editional commitee for the books has consisted of Svein Lund, Elfrid Boine, Siri Broch Johansen and Siv Rasmussen.


Presentation at conference on indigenous education in Tromsø 02.04.2014:

Writing Sami school history - some results and experiences


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