From the Árran to the Internet: Sami Storytelling in Digital Environments


By examining instances of adaptation of Sami tales and legends to digital environments, this essay investigates new premises and challenges for the emergence of traditional narratives. The Internet is approached as a place of creation and negotiation for traditional storytelling, and this study illustrates how the potential of the Internet must be nuanced and interpreted in relation to offline practices regarding such materials and traditions.



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Homepage of Gulahalan (screenshot)

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Stállu in the short film Stállu ja garjá.

Directed by Nils Josef Labba. SVT Sápmi. 1997.

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