Sámi Siida of North America


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The Sámi Siida of North America


John Edward Xavier, Chair

Renee McAdams, Vice Chair

Edmund Kopietz, Secretary / Treasurer

Anessa Andersland, Community and Cultural Representative

Kent Randell, Scholar and Resource Representative

Mervi Salo, At Large Representative



Appointed Council Representatives

Kurt Seaberg, Elder / Founder

Nils Gransberg, Culture

Jo Hanson, Canada

Hillary Virtanen, Upper Peninsula

Ruth B. Selid, At Large


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The Sámi Flag

"The Sami flag is the flag of the Sámi people, the indigenous nation of the Nordic countries and the Kola Peninsula of the Russian Federation. The flag is also sometimes used to represent the territory of Sápmi, the traditional area of Sámi inhabitance." - Wikipedia



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