What people do, sing, cook, make, dance and celebrate…together.
Nature/environment: where we live and our life conditions
Ancestors/öorlog: what we carry physically – mentally – emotionally – spiritually
Mythos/deity: what stories connect us to the begining of time and inspire us to strive and thrive
Nordic to me is in the Nature root and means on or above the Birch Line (45th Parallel of Latitude)
Folkways flow with the seasons What is the seasonally appropriate work we do? How do the changes in season affect our bodies? A folkway teaches us to enjoy the work of the seasons through cultural arts such as dances, songs, stories, fiber arts, community gathering, reciprocity and all sorts of foods to remember and mark the story of our people.
In Minnesota we have a strong tradition of helping one another in times of deadly cold.
Whether you are new to the Northlands, have roots here, or are lured by the Nordic mythos, deepening your relationship to the Nature is key to understanding, surviving, and thriving.
Language, song, dance, craft, food, textiles, clothing and ritual are ways in which culture expresses itself.
Join us for an immersion into Nordic culture as we move into the dark and cold half of the year in the Northlands.