In 1964 the board of education decided it was time to right some wrongs—like forcing kids to live in weird, exotic tents instead of houses and giving them shitty teachers—and built modern dormitories for Saami students whose parents lived far away. Later on the students became too many to house in one place and the old dorms have been made into a hotel. This is what it looks like.
Photographer: Jenny Källman
Tomas: The most exciting thing about working in reindeer husbandry is bringing in the reindeers for spring and seeing how many calves have made it, seeing the cattle evolve and grow, being successful at it.
T-shirt by Penguin
Marja-Susanna: I’ve been in a helicopter too, just like Niklas’s friend [check "Arctic Birdie" for more on this discussion], but when I got nauseous I just opened the window a little to get fresh air. Then they put me down on the mountainside and told me to wait for the motor crosses.
T-shirt by Whyred, Cardigan by Velourt
Cariola: When the priests came and christened people they would just randomly give the Saami new made-up names. When my grandfather became a vicar he got a new name. Everyone just got re-named Eriksson, all the traditional Saami names became –son names. I used to be a student when this was a dorm. I didn’t live here, but I used to go here to look at boys, ha ha.