All exhibits are currently closed

while we move into our new home in downtown Ballard.

Opening May 2018

Movie Screening: Sami Blood

In partnership with the Pacific Sami Særvi and The UW Scandinavian Department  

Movie Screening: Sami Blood

In partnership with the Pacific Sami Særvi and The UW Scandinavian Department

6:30pm (doors open) 7pm (movie starts)

Join us for a screening of the critically acclaimed film Sámi Blood. Amanda Kernell's powerful feature debut follows a teenage Sámi girl in the 1930s who is forcibly removed from her family and sent to a state boarding school that is intended to raise its Indigenous charges to a level "acceptable" to the rest of Swedish society.

Sámi Blood explores the Scandinavian variant of a shameful practice employed by self-proclaimed "civilized" (i.e., white) nations around the world in the 19th and 20th centuries: the systematic removal of Indigenous children from their parents, homes, and traditional lifestyles and forced integration into an educational system that taught them that their customs and lifestyles were inferior at best.

The film will be followed by a brief panel discussion. We will serve light refreshment and have a no-host bar.

We are excited to welcome the following scholars who will be in attendance at the event: 

Astri Dankertsen, PhD Nord University
Inge Frisk Stockholm Sámi Association
Troy Storfjell, PhD Pacific Lutheran University
May-Britt Öhman, PhD Uppsala University
Margretha Uttjek, PhD, Umeå University

Tickets: $10 for Museum and PSS members


$15 General admission

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Join us in May 2018
and be inspired by the values, traditions, art, and spirit of the Nordic peoples.