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The Return of the Sámi Drums – The Sámi Museum in Karasjok participates in festival

For the World Day of Cultural Diversity, The Sámi Museum in Karasjok will prepare a 360° virtual tour in RUOKTOT – The Return of the Sámi Drums.

RiddoDuottarMuseat – Sámiid Vuorká-Dávvirat, 2022-2023

SÁPMI – The Land of the Indigenous Sámi People

You will be able to explore an innovative virtual environment that will transport you to the Arctic as a visitor to the vibrant cultural world of the Sámi, an Indigenous community who lives in Fennoscandia.

As a virtual guest, you can take a tour of the exhibition titled “RUOKTOT”, which in Sámi means returning home. The exhibition chronicles histories of appropriation of the Sámi drums – sacred belongings of the Sámi ritual specialists, called noaidi in North Sámi.

Join the virtual museum guide to explore the ongoing cultural significance of these sacred objects, taken away through histories of missionization and colonization, and reclaimed by contemporary communities to facilitate a process of healing. 

To be released on May 21.