This is a dumb question but is there like an enrollment system for Saami people? I'm Saami but have lived in America my whole life, with very little connection to the culture, so I'm trying to reconnect as much as possible, but somebody told me that I have to enroll somewhere?
I’m not really sure what they were talking about, but if they were a Norwegian they might have been talking about samemantallet. the criteria is that you have to be able to document that you either have saami as your main language at home, have at least one parent or grandparent who had a saami language as their native language or have a parent who is registered. If you don’t fit the criteria don’t worry about it because it’s basically just registering to vote in the saami parliament lmao it’s also helpful for statistics and numbers for the population, but that’s basically it. I’m not sure you could even register from the US because it’s just a voting thing. I hope you can find a way to connect to the culture, sorry to disappoint with this 💖 it’s not a dumb question it’s a good thing to try to figure things out about your heritage
(@ saami people in Norway, you should still register because voting is important)