April 9th, 2020
Today I sit down with Gabriel Kuhn to discuss his book Liberating Sápmi. The Sámi people are the indigenous peoples of Northern Europe who presently and historically inhabit a territory stretching from northern Scandinavia to western Russia called Sápmi. Many will be surprised to learn that there is an indigenous territory within Europe that doesn’t resemble Europe’s concept of state power & has its own distinct culture. Like most indigenous peoples’ they have been victims of racism, colonialism, and cultural repression by exploitive states. Gabriel’s new book looks at their history and tells first hand accounts of their experiences, their history and acts of resistance. This is one of the most comprehensive english accounts of the Sámi people and is out now on PM Press.
For more information:
Pacific Sámi Searvi: https://www.pacificsamisearvi.org/
Sámi Cultural Center of North America:
Ellos Deatnu!: https://ellosdeatnu.wordpress.com/
Moratorium Office: https://moratoriadoaimmahat.org
Pile o´Sápmi: http://www.pileosapmi.com/
Run for Your Life: https://350.org/run-for-your-life/
Gabriel Kuhn is an author, translator, and union activist. He has published widely in English and German. His texts have been translated into more than a dozen languages.