Who I am

Interview with scholar Marilyn Fowler, tracing her Sami origins in the Lofoten islands, March 2015

And then something happened and I was no longer in the room, I was some place else. And where I was is… I was in front of a fire with 6 elders, and it was a very… I had no idea who they were or what they were, but it was interesting to note that there was sort of a mix of caucasian featured – you know pale skin, blues eyes, blond hairs – and more asian featured – more asiatic eyes, dark hairs – and they all said the same thing: they all were telling me that I don’t know who I am, and I must find out who I am.
I convened my family, and one of my cousin actually sent me a picture of my great grandmother, and she could have been any Sami women in any history book, it was clear to me.