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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We Stopped Forgetting: Stories from Sami Americans
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 42,860. Language: English. Published: December 5, 2013 by ČálliidLágádus/Authors’ Publisher. Categories: Nonfiction » Social Science » Immigration & Emigration, Nonfiction » Biography » Cultural heritage
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.

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arctic    ellis island    finland    indigenous    laps    norway    reindeer    sami    sweden    yoik