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Beiwe Festival The Sami People.....The Saami People the indigenous people of Finland, Norway, Sweden worship Beiwei, the Sun Goddess of fertility and sanity, who travels through the sky in a structure made from reindeer bones with her daughter Beiwei- Neia to herald back the greenery on which their reindeer feed.

Portrait of a Sámi Boy Photo and caption by Lola Akinmade-Åkerström There are roughly 70,000 indigenous Sami people who live in the Arctic and subarctic areas of Norway, Sweden, Finland, and the Russian Kola peninsula (collectively known as the Sápmi region). 20,000 of them live in Swedish Lapland. Location: Jokkmokk, Sweden (Joni Mitchell descends from the Sami people)

Kalash woman. Kalash people are believed to be descendants of Alexander the great’s army mixed with the indigenous people of the Chitril district of Pakistan.Article:Bibi Kai, age 65, of the polytheistic Kalash tribe, who number only about 4,000.

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