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Old 11-10-2015, 05:04 PM   #24551
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After reading the whole history that Wiki had on the Laplanders, my next question is;

Do you still find that prejudice against the Samies here in North American when you are in a Danish area or community? Did that prejudice follow these folks over here?

I have to admire the fight they put up over the years to maintain their identity as to who they are and their culture.
Well, the prejudice isn't really from Danes, because the Sámi don't live in Denmark. The prejudice is more in Norway, Sweden, and Finland. Nowadays, it's not so much individuals being prejudiced as government. I haven't found any prejudice in the Swedish community in Montreal. Scandinavians are always surprised that I speak fluent Danish and sound like a Dane.

I occasionally get some prejudice against Native North Americans, because that's what a lot of people assume I am when they look at me.
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Old 11-10-2015, 05:55 PM   #24552
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Well, the prejudice isn't really from Danes, because the Sámi don't live in Denmark. The prejudice is more in Norway, Sweden, and Finland. Nowadays, it's not so much individuals being prejudiced as government. I haven't found any prejudice in the Swedish community in Montreal. Scandinavians are always surprised that I speak fluent Danish and sound like a Dane.

I occasionally get some prejudice against Native North Americans, because that's what a lot of people assume I am when they look at me.
I hope they feel foolish, embarrassed and small when they realize what a mistake they have made. They are showing their prejudice side. Not very pretty.
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I hope they feel foolish, embarrassed and small when they realize what a mistake they have made. They are showing their prejudice side. Not very pretty.
If I bother to tell them they were mistaken, I make sure they understand that I have Swedish native blood and I am offended by their prejudice to anyone.

I have been called a "savage". That shocked the heck out of me. I didn't think anyone used that term nowadays.
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I am basically staying home today waiting for call-backs from doctors and labs for test results and appointments for more tests. They are still unsure what is going on with my kidneys so I am once again in limbo.

So, plans include some baking, writing and cleaning house!
Hope all goes well with your test results. Sending positive thoughts & prayers to you!
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I agree that they should be embarassed about their prejudices, even if they weren't wrong about you.

Hope they find what's wrong, Laurie.
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I have been spending too much time finding out about Sámis. Now I remember why I quit doing that. The injustices that have been and are still being perpetrated against them just makes me too angry. Found a FB group for Sámis in North America!
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Old 11-12-2015, 04:10 PM   #24557
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Should Be Doing

Laundry.
Straightening up the house.
Packing for another trip to S.F.
Getting dressed.
Deciding on what to make for dinner.

The whole thought of it all just makes me want to take a nap.
Too much thinking.It's bad for your health.
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Doing laundry and packing, too - or at least thinking about what to pack. I'm spending this weekend in beautiful Death Valley National Park with my daughter, SIL, and 3 grandsons. We're staying overnight at Furnace Creek - should be fun. Good eats and lots of exploring await.

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Enjoy your weekend getaway Cheryl. That resort looks wonderful.
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Looks lovely, Cheryl, have fun!
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