What indigenous group does Jon Henrik belong to?
About Jon Henrik Fjällgren. I’m proud to belong to the Sami people, but also to belong to the Native American people. It has made me who I am today. When I was three months old, I was adopted from an Indian village in Colombia to Mittådalen’s Sami village in Härjedalen, Sweden.
Where is Jon Henrik from?
Cali, ColombiaJon Henrik Fjällgren / Place of birth
Who were the indigenous people of Sweden?
The Sámi people are the indigenous people of the northern part of the Scandinavian Peninsula and large parts of the Kola Peninsula and live in Sweden, Norway, Finland and Russia. They number between 50,000 and 100,000.
Are Sami and Inuit related?
Inuit are culturally and biologically distinguishable from neighbouring Indigenous groups including Native Americans and the Sami of northern Europe. Studies comparing Eskimo-Aleut languages to other North American Indigenous languages indicate that the former arose separately from the latter.
Who do the Sami descend from?
The Sami are the descendants of nomadic peoples who had inhabited northern Scandinavia for thousands of years. When the Finns entered Finland, beginning about ad 100, Sami settlements were probably dispersed over the whole of that country; today they are confined to its northern extremity.
What are common Sami surnames?
Sami names They have used hereditary family names for many generations, for instance Hætta, Somby, Turi, Magga and so on. These are names used in the north. Among the ‘south Sami’ mountain names are often used as surnames, for instance Dunfjeld, Kvitfjell and Kappfjell (fjell means mountain).
Do the Sami have red hair?
Extremely blond or dark-blond (majority of light-haired people) were around 40% Red hair was rather rare. Dark men rarely had dark eyes. The most common combination was dark-blond or brown hair and light-eyes.