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Learning more about the Sámi narrative tradition and nature

Mar 27, 2017 09:06 AM

Siida’s new children’s exhibition Gieddegeažis – By the Forest will be opened in April. The exhibition is a trip into Sámi children’s culture and the Arctic environment. The exhibition, produced by the Sámi Museum and Northern Lapland Nature Centre Siida, is Siida’s gift to the children of the 100-year-old Finland. It is part of the Finland 100 Programme.

Gieddegeahči is the place where the farmyard ends and the forest begins. It is the home of the crone Gieddegeaš, she-who-knows, who guides those looking for answers, taking them to the world of stories. The exhibition shows how Sámi children play in their everyday lives. It also gives the visitor a glimpse of the Sámi way of life from the point of view of children; it is a place that bubbles with joy and adventure and is full of action, hustle and bustle.

The exhibition includes educational material on culture and nature, as well as workshops. Here, a child will learn to observe the wonders of Nature. The exhibition also provides basic information on biotopes and teaches how to roam in the natural environment with respect, listening to it.

The languages of the exhibition are the three Sámi languages spoken in Finland and Finnish and English. The children’s exhibition By the Forest is available for the public in Siida from 7 April 2017 to 8 April 2018.


Further information:

Maiju Saijets

Project Employee

Gieddegeažis – By the Forest children’s exhibition


Tel +358 40 576 3978


Sámi museum, Siida, Inarintie 46, FI-99870 Inari, tel. +358 (0)400 898 212, siida@samimuseum.fi, www.siida.fi

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