Australia National Sorry Day

Celebrating National Sorry Day in Australia and the Cultural Significance its Indigenous Population

What is National Sorry Day? National Sorry Day brings Australians together to commemorate the survivors of a dark time in Australian History. Officially known as the National Day of Healing, this holiday allows everyone to discuss the experiences of members … Continue reading Celebrating National Sorry Day in Australia and the Cultural Significance its Indigenous Population

Bihu Festival

 ‘Bihu’- the Assamese Festival of Love, Joy, and Merriment

Come April and the atmosphere in Assam takes a completely different vibe. The vibe of festivity, merriment, and utmost joy! It’s Bihu festival time!  ‘অতিকৈ চেনেহৰ মূগাৰে মহুৰা  তাতোকৈ চেনেহৰ মাকো তাতোকৈ চেনেহৰ ৰঙালী বিহুটি নেপাতি কেনেকৈ থাকোঁ’’ Bihu is … Continue reading  ‘Bihu’- the Assamese Festival of Love, Joy, and Merriment

The Sami People: History, Culture, and Contemporary Issues

Who are the Sami? What is their History? The Sami are the oldest indigenous ethnic group in Europe, dispersed throughout areas in Northern Norway, Sweden, Finland, and Russia. They are the descendants of nomadic peoples who had inhabited northern Scandinavia for thousands of years. Today, the total population of the Sami ranges from around 80,000 to 100,000, the majority of whom live in Norway. The Sami have traditionally built their livelihood through fishing, hunting, and reindeer herding throughout the Arctic. They are most notably recognized for their close relationship with reindeer, an animal that continues to hold importance within their culture. … Continue reading The Sami People: History, Culture, and Contemporary Issues