We Stopped Forgetting: Stories from Sami Americans

During the immigration period of 1880-1940 an unknown number of Sámi people (the indigenous people of Northern Norway, Sweden, Finland, and the Kola Peninsula of Russia) left Sápmi (Samiland; “Lapland”) for North America alongside Nordic peoples. The storytellers in this book give moving accounts of the history of their ancestors and tell their own stories of cultural revitalization. More

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About Ellen Marie Jensen

Ellen Marie Jensen
Was born and raised in Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota (USA.) The child of a coastal Sámi immigrant from Finnmark, she has returned to live in the land of her ancestors where she is actively engaged in the Sámi society. She has attained a Master’s in Indigenous Studies at the University of Tromsø and also studied Literature and Culture (English), with a focus on Indigenous literature. Having recently taught English at the Sámi language immersion school in Deatnu/Tana, Ellen Marie currently lives with her two children in Tromsø, where she is a freelance writer, translator, and editor. She is also continuing graduate studies at the University of Tromsø with an emphasis in Sámi and Indigenous Literature and Culture.

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Geraldine Dalbec reviewed on on Oct. 7, 2015
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I was lucky enough to meet the author, Ellen Marie Jensen, who who wrote this wonderful book. I learned so much in reading it, I would recommend to all. It is so informative and interesting. Jeri from Montana
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