What people do, sing, cook, make, dance and celebrate…together.

Folkway Roots:
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)

Medicine Lake Volva

Medicine Lake Volva

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.

Nordic Skiing / Dancing / Movement

Shall we Spin?

Shall we Spin?

Gjeitost/Brunost - Nordic cheese since the Bronze Age!

Gjeitost/Brunost – Nordic cheese since the Bronze Age!

 

 

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.

Runes and Ruos express all of this!

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