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Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Photo NASA Earth Observatory ~ Athabasca (Alberta) Oil Sands growth 1984 to 2011




The Beaver Lake Cree, a small, impoverished band of 900 people in eastern Alberta, are suing the Canadian federal and Alberta provincial governments to protect the land. They claim that Alberta's tar sands developments are obliterating their traditional hunting and fishing lands in Alberta. The animals, fish, plants and medicine that sustain the Beaver Lake Cree are being destroyed. In Canada, the rights of Indigenous people are constitutionally protected. The Beaver Lake Cree’s Statement of Claim cites more than 17,000 infringements on their treaty rights and in the course of doing so names every major oil company in the world.
Investment in the bituminous sands in northern Alberta – the world’s last great oil field – totals approximately $200 billion. No assessment of the cumulative environmental or cultural damage has been done. It has been argued that this project – unhindered – will destroy a large part of the great boreal forest of North America, will escalate global warming, and will destroy an indigenous way of life. The Alberta government continues to approve projects, such that production of dirty oil will increase from the current 1.3 million barrels per day to 3 million barrels per day.

Already vast expanses of the boreal forest have been cut down – causing significant damage to the environment and to the earth’s well-being. The forest is home to a long list of animals, from black bears, caribou, marten, moose. As the forest is eroded to make way for open mines and in-situ mines, the ‘great lung’ of North America with its rich carbon-storing peat and soil, is disappearing. In its place, rapid growth of carbon emissions threatens to increase the earth’s temperature. Meanwhile, oil sands extraction pollutes the earth with its tailings ponds, pollutes the air with its emissions, and pollutes the water using two to four barrels of water to produce just one barrel of bitumen and creating vast lakes of chemicals that leach into local watersheds.




Thursday, December 15, 2011

Peace Video Tour of the University For Peace, Universidad para la Paz Costa Rica





Video Tour ~ headquartered in Costa Rica, the United Nations-mandated University for Peace was established in December 1980 as a Treaty Organization by the UN General Assembly. As determined in the Charter of the University, the mission of the University for Peace is: “to provide humanity with an international institution of higher education for peace with the aim of promoting among all human beings the spirit of understanding, tolerance and peaceful coexistence, to stimulate cooperation among peoples and to help lessen obstacles and threats to world peace and progress, in keeping with the noble aspirations proclaimed in the Charter of the United Nations.” Video explaining charter click here

To ensure academic freedom, the University was established under its own Charter, approved by the General Assembly. UPEACE is not subject to UN regulations and is directed by its own Council of renowned personalities with expertise in peace and security matters. This has allowed the University to move rapidly and to innovate, focusing its new, rigorous academic programme on the fundamental causes of conflict through a multidisciplinary, multicultural-oriented approach.

The wider mission of the University should be seen in the context of the worldwide peace and security objectives of the United Nations. The central importance of education, training and research in all their aspects to build the foundations of peace and progress and to reduce the prejudice and hatred on which violence, conflict and terrorism are based is increasingly recognized. The Charter of the University calls for UPEACE “to contribute to the great universal task of educating for peace by engaging in teaching, research, post-graduate training and dissemination of knowledge fundamental to the full development of the human person and societies through the interdisciplinary study of all matters related to peace”.

Funding of UPEACE programmes comes from the support of a number of donor governments, foundations and institutions who believe in the mission of the University. Fundraising for an endowment fund is in progress.

The vision of UPEACE is to become a network of collaborating UPEACE centres and activities in different regions, guided from its headquarters in Costa Rica and cooperating with a large number of universities, NGOs and other partners on education and research for peace.



Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Video "Standing on Sacred Ground"






Films and Videos and Blog of photos, behind-the-scenes videos from our shoots and field reports from Producer/Director Christopher (Toby) McLeod. Learn about the peoples of these remarkable places and the battles they are fighting to preserve their lands, waters and ancient ways of life.

After thousands of hours of filming and editing, our final four-part documentary series is emerging, as has a new title that more powerfully reflects the message of the films. In changing the series title from Losing Sacred Ground to Standing on Sacred Ground, we honor the growing international community of sacred site protection advocates, through whom renewed reverence is emerging for sacred landscapes all over the Earth.

Our working title, Losing Sacred Ground, conveyed real urgency, but as we work on the stories, what has come to the forefront is not fear and loss, but determined resistance rooted in sacred places. It is a message of hope and healing. We think this new title conveys the incredible commitment and creativity demonstrated by indigenous communities and their supporters around the world.




To learn more about our work pleae check out our  2011 annual report, and a wonderful letter of support from Bill McKibben. And if you would like to join our community of sacred land defenders, please make a tax-deductible year-end donation to help us complete the series and meet our deadline of releasing the film series in 2012. Thanks again for your support!

A 2005 report by the World Wide Fund for Nature and the Alliance of Religions and Conservation, titled “Beyond Belief,” concluded: “Sacred sites are the oldest method of habitat protection on the planet.” Yet these biological and cultural treasures are under assault — as are the people who have been safeguarding them for millennia. Building on the success of our award-winning PBS documentary, the Sacred Land Film Project (SLFP) is producing a four-part film series for public television titled Standing on Sacred Ground. The series will expose corporate and environmental assaults on indigenous peoples’ sacred landscapes and promote strategies to protect the ecological integrity of these endangered places.

The film will tell eight distinct stories from the viewpoints of diverse indigenous communities — stories that evoke ancient and contemporary spiritual connections to earth, while exploring how the health of our global environment can be sustained through respectful understanding of the sacred lands and traditions of these native peoples.

In making Standing on Sacred Ground, SLFP has filmed cultural landscapes on five continents: the Altai Republic of Russia, Aboriginal Australia, the Andes of Peru, the Rift Valley in Ethiopia, Papua New Guinea, native lands in northern California, the sacred Hawaiian island of Kahoʻolawe, and the oil sand rich boreal forest of Canada.

Now in its fourth year of production, editing is fully underway and the series will be completed in 2012. These documentaries would not be possible without the unique relationships and trust built over decades by the Sacred Land Film Project with native people around the world.







Sunday, December 4, 2011

Music Videos of Golden Age for Peruano Rock : Peru's Retro Classic Rock Music Stars (1950's, 60's 70's)




Videos of retro classic rock music stars of Peru's Golden Age of Rock. Nuevos videos, fotos y artículos sobre la época de oro del rock Peruano.

Video of Rock Peruano (Rollos)

Images - Imagenes
Gallery of images for the Peruvian rock groups of the major epoque of the 60's and 70s.
Estas son galerías de imágenes de los grupos más destacados de la mejor epoca del rock peruano: la década de los 60s y comienzos de los 70s. Este blog debe tomarse como un anexo complementario del blog principal.


Principle blog site for Peruano Rock 1957 - 1972
Words from the blogger Heduardo in San Bartolo, Lima, Peru. Hola, este es un blog dedicado al rock peruano desde el año 1957 hasta mediados de los años setenta. Inicialmente este blog tenía su soporte en los archivos musicales (mp3) que me había tomado el trabajo de subir a IMEEM, en base a los cuales había elaborado Play List de muchos grupos peruanos de los sesentas y comienzos de los setentas. La idea era escribir lo menos posible y compartir con ustedes lo más importante de esos grupos, su música. Como muchos saben, My Space compró IMEEM para luego liquidarlo y todos los mp3 que yo había subido se fueron al diablo. Este fue un trauma para mi, del cual hasta hoy me cuesta recuperarme, pues el sitio que tenía en IMEEM ya había interesado a muchos jóvenes y recibía muchas visitas. Ahora me he propuesto subir todos esos archivos musicales a You Tube para luego ponerlos aquí.

Habrán notado que la intención de este blog es tener buenos anexos de textos (escritos por los que saben), imágenes y ahora videos con la música que estoy subiendo a You Tube. Aparentemente el blog no tiene nuevas entradas pero debo decirles que constantemente lo estoy actualizando con nuevos videos, fotos y artículos sobre la época de oro del rock peruano. Todo lo que encuentro lo subo aquí.

Veo con alegría que otros blogs sobre la primera etapa de nuestro rock están apareciendo, muchos de ellos hechos por jóvenes como ustedes. Esa es la máxima recompensa que puede recibir un tío viejo en años pero mentalmente joven como ustedes. Esta es la música que escucharon sus padres, por lo tanto esta música está en el ADN de ustedes, los hijos. Esta Historia es tu Historia. Estamos en contacto.

Videos Saicos Forever
Just click and watch, self explanatory.




Friday, December 2, 2011

Film Trailer ~ Crazy Wisdom - Documentary on Chogyam Trungpa the brilliant bad boy of Tibetan Buddhism. Dharma is trusting who you are.


"Dharma is trusting who you are."
"Enlightenment is better than Disneyland,"

Film Trailer ~ Crazy Wisdom I really enjoyed seeing this film. When I met the director of the film, Johanna Demetrakas, she told me that Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche spent that last few years of his life living in an isolated place in Nova Scotia. As it turns out it was the village of my ancestors, and he left the planet on my birthday. Life is an interesting dance of connectivity.

Arriving in the U.S. in 1970 Chogyam Trungpa said to his students: "Take me to your poets."

Buddhism permeates popular culture worldwide - we speak casually of good parking karma. Samsara is a perfume, Nirvana and is a rock band. A recent survey by Germany's Der Spiegel revealed that Germans like the Dalai Lama more than their native-born Pope Benedict XVI; the biggest Buddhist monastery outside of Asia is in France, and Tibetan Buddhism is doubling its numbers faster than any other religion in Australia and the U.S.A. How did this happen?

Crazy Wisdom explores this through the story of Chogyam Trungpa, the brilliant "bad boy of Buddhism," who was pivotal in bringing Tibetan Buddhism to the West. Trungpa shattered our preconceived notions about how an enlightened teacher should behave. Born in Tibet, recognized as an exceptional reincarnate lama and trained in the rigorous monastic tradition, Trungpa fled his homeland during the Chinese Communist invasion. In Britain, realizing a cultural gap prevented his students from any deep understanding of Buddhism, he renounced his vows, eloped with a sixteen year-old, and lived as a westerner. In the U.S., he openly drank alcohol and had intimate relations with students. Was this crazy wisdom?

Trungpa landed in the U.S. in 1970 and legend has it that he said to his students: "Take me to your poets."

He drew a following of the country's prominent avant-garde artists, spiritual teachers, and intellectuals - including R.D. Laing, John Cage, Ram Dass, Pema Chodron and Allen Ginsberg considered Trungpa his guru; Catholic priest Thomas Merton wanted to write a book with him; music icon Joni Mitchell wrote a song about him. Trungpa became renowned for translating ancient Buddhist concepts into language and ideas that Westerners could understand. Humor was always a part of his teaching - "Enlightenment is better than Disneyland," he quipped, and he warned of the dangers of the "Western spiritual supermarket." Trungpa's work contributed to a radical cultural shift that brought Tibetan Buddhism to hungry Western audiences, disillusioned with the violence and materialism in their own world. How did Americans, dedicated to the relentless pursuit of success, come to embrace the philosophy of a teacher who taught them to meditate for hours at a time without expecting anything in return?

Initially judged harshly by the Tibetan establishment, Trungpa's teachings are now recognized by western philosophers and spiritual leaders, including the Dalai Lama, as authentic and profound. Today, twenty years after his death, Trungpa's books have been translated into thirty-one languages and sell worldwide in millions.  His organization thrives in thirty countries and five continents. Yet Trungpa's name still evokes admiration and outrage. What made him tick, and just what is crazy wisdom anyway?

Director Johanna Demetrakas uses archival footage, animation, interviews, and original imagery to build a film that mirrors Trungpa's challenging energy and invites viewers to go beyond fixed ideas about our teachers and leaders. With unprecedented access to Trungpa's inner circle and exclusive never-before-seen archival material, Crazy Wisdom looks at the man and the myths about him, and attempts to set the record straight.



Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Music Video: CocoRosie "Lemonade" directed by Emma Freeman





Watch music video "Lemonade" directed by Emma Freeman

Sierra was born in Iowa, and Bianca was born in Hawaii. When Sierra was about 5 years old and Bianca 3, their parents separated. The girls lived with their mother, an artist and singer of Native American and Syrian ancestry. They moved to new towns almost every year, living in Hawaii, California, New Mexico, and Arizona. Because their mother believed that the girls would learn more doing art in the "real world" than in school, neither sister finished high school. Their Mother nicknamed her daughters "Rosie" (Sierra) and "Coco" (Bianca), from which the musical act takes its name. Their father, an Iowa farmer interested in Native American spirituality spent summers with the girls on various Native American reservations taking part in gatherings and ceremonies. In 1998, at about age 18, Sierra moved to New York City, then to Montmartre district in Paris two years later to pursue a career as an opera singer, studying at the Conservatoire de Paris. During this period, Sierra lost contact with Bianca, who was living in New York City studying linguistics sociology, and pursuing her passion of visual arts and writing. CocoRosie started making music together in Paris in 2003. Their first album, La Maison de Mon Rêve came out in 2004, then Noah’s Ark in 2005, The Adventures of Ghosthorse and Stillborn in 2007 and then Grey Oceans. They like to explore the world, travel and create.

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Video: "Orca LIVE net and OrcaLab (study of sound, echolocation, sonar and linguistics of dolphins and whales)







Orca Video: Guardians of the Sea
The study of sound, echolocation, sonar, acoustic data and linguistics of dolphins and whales.

Dr Paul Spong  and OrcaLab and Orca LIVE - net

Paul Spong was born in Whakatane, near the north-east coast of New Zealand, in 1939. He studied law at the University of Canterbury New Zealand. In 1963 Spong enrolled in the Brain Research Institute (BRI) at the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) for post-graduate studies in psychology. His work at the BRI included analysis of human brain wave patterns and tracking information pathways. Spong's doctoral thesis was on sensory stimulation, perception, and human consciousness.In 1967 Dr. Murray Newman, of the Vancouver Aquarium, asked Dr. Patrick McGeer, head of the Neurological Lab at the University of British Columbia (UBC), to find a "whale scientist" to assist him at the aquarium. Dr. Spong was selected as the candidate to work at the Vancouver Aquarium with orca whales (Orcinus orca) after a successful interview and a recommendation from the head of the lab at UCLA.

In 1970, Dr. Paul Spong founded OrcaLab, a small land based whale research station nestled against the evergreen forest of Hanson Island in the waters of the "Inside Passage" of northern Vancouver Island in British Columbia, Canada.

The work of OrcaLab is centred on the philosophy that it is possible to study the wild without interfering with lives or habitat. A network of hydrophones, positioned around the orcas' "core habitat", helps us monitor their movements all year round. Supplementing the acoustic data are visual sightings of orcas as they pass OrcaLab, and reports from land observation sites staffed by OrcaLab volunteers during the summer "season", as well as reports from other researchers and whale watchers who share observations and information. Since 1994, OrcaLab has operated a video monitoring station on Cracroft Point in Johnstone Strait that allows the unobtrusive collection of both surface and underwater images of orcas and other ocean life.

Beginning in 2000 and continuing through 2005, OrcaLab and Japan's NTT Data Corporation brought the everyday beauty of the orcas' lives to the Internet via www.orca-live.net. Plans for this project now include creating a production studio in a new operations base in Alert Bay. This will monitor and control a network of video cameras, enabling us to bring live imagery as well as live sounds to a worldwide audience via the Internet.



Friday, November 18, 2011

Space Video "Time Lapse View from Space - NASA Fly Over" by International Space Station Crew Expedition 28 & 29







Watch "Time Lapse Video from Space - NASA Fly Over" Time lapse sequences of photographs taken with a special low-light 4K-camera by the crew of expedition 28 & 29 onboard the International Space Station from
August to October, 2011. All credit goes to them.

Shooting locations in order of appearance:

1. Aurora Borealis Pass over the United States at Night
2. Aurora Borealis and eastern United States at Night
3. Aurora Australis from Madagascar to southwest of Australia
4. Aurora Australis south of Australia
5. Northwest coast of United States to Central South America at Night
6. Aurora Australis from the Southern to the Northern Pacific Ocean
7. Halfway around the World
8. Night Pass over Central Africa and the Middle East
9. Evening Pass over the Sahara Desert and the Middle East
10. Pass over Canada and Central United States at Night
11. Pass over Southern California to Hudson Bay
12. Islands in the Philippine Sea at Night
13. Pass over Eastern Asia to Philippine Sea and Guam
14. Views of the Mideast at Night
15. Night Pass over Mediterranean Sea
16. Aurora Borealis and the United States at Night
17. Aurora Australis over Indian Ocean
18. Eastern Europe to Southeastern Asia at Night















Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Moving Art TV and TED Talks: "Hidden Miracles of the Natural World", "Gratitude", "The Hidden Beauty of Pollination" by Louie Schwartzberg (Time Lapse Photography Short Films) + "Super Soul Sundays" Louie with Oprah Winfrey


Hidden Miracles of the Natural World TED Talk 2014

 “I hope my films inspire and open people’s hearts.  Beauty is nature’s tool for survival – you protect what you love.  If I can move enough people on an emotional level, I hope we can achieve the shift in consciousness we need to sustain and celebrate life.”





Gratitude (short film) Time Lapse Photography 

The Hidden Beauty of Pollination

"Super Soul Sundays" Louie and Oprah Winfrey


Moving Art TV: It's not TV it's moving art by Louie Schwartzberg
An award-winning cinematographer, director, and producer whose notable career spans more than three decades providing breathtaking imagery for feature films, television shows, documentaries and commercials. As a visual artist, Louie has created some of the most iconic and memorable film moments of our time. He is an innovator in the world of time-lapse, nature, aerial and "slice-of-life" photography - the only cinematographer in the world who has literally been shooting 24 hours a day, 7 days a week continuously for more than 30 years. Louie was recognized as one of the top 70 Cinematographers for the On Film Kodak Salute Series. He is a member of the Directors Guild of America and the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences.

Friday, November 4, 2011

Film Trailer ~ The Lady (Burma's Aung San Suu Kyi, Burma Freedom Advocates)




Trailer ~ The Lady
This feature film directed by Luc Besson is the story of pro-democracy activist Aung San Suu Kyi and the academic writer Michael Aris; a true story of love set against political turmoil. The film stars Michelle Yeoh as Aung San Suu Kyi. I enjoyed the film very much. I was reminded of the human emotional thread, that ties us all together, and unites us all in the same right as human beings to lead the life within us. Each one of us freely, creative and unique, leading our self in own personal life journey. 

Aung San Suu Kyi in Burmese àuɴ sʰáɴ sṵ tɕì - born June 19, 1945. T
he third child, only daughter of Aung San, considered to be the father of modern-day Burma. Through historical events she became the Burmese opposition politician and the General Secretary of the National League for Democracy. In the 1990 general election, Aung San Suu Kyi's National League for Democracy party won 59% of the national votes and 81% (392 of 485) of the seats in Parliament.  She had, however, already been detained under house arrest before the elections. She remained under house arrest in Burma for almost 15 of the 21 years from 20 July 1989 until her release on 13 November 2010.


Aung San Suu Kyi received the Rafto Prize and the Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought in 1990 and the Nobel Peace Prize in 1991. In 1992 she was awarded the Jawaharlal Nehru Award for International Understanding by the Government of India and the International Simón Bolívar Prize from the government of Venezuela. In 2007, the Government of Canada made her an honorary citizen of that country,one of only five people ever to receive the honour.

Video: Oscar nominated "Burma VJ"
Photography: Burma Images by Tim Hetherington (photo-journalist killed in action April 2011) 


Saturday, October 29, 2011

Video: Sacred Land Project inventing new mobile GPS devices App for land preservation via education: Finding Sacred Ground, a Sacred Land Film Project


Sacred Land Film Project : successfully funds through public donations the cost to develop an App to support protecting and preserving sacred land. 


SLFP is a community dedicated to protecting the Earth's sacred places through education and action. 


Video of Sacred Land Project, a technology for mobile devices that superimposes images and audio over the user’s surroundings, is a new development in mobile media.  Developers are designing new augmented reality applications, using immersive, interactive tools for entertainment, education, social media. 

This hyper-modern, cutting-edge augmented reality technology also helps support ancient indigenous sacred sites, and inspire reverence for the natural world.





In partnership with Devils Tower National Monument, Paige Saez and Anselm Hook of (SLFP), are developing an interactive multimedia tour for mobile devices and web-based applications called "Finding Sacred Ground", a global transmedia experience that will use locative GPS technology and augmented reality to raise awareness of native peoples and their traditional lands by revealing the hidden history of a place and its indigenous caretakers. 

Narrated by native elders and storytellers, this transmedia project will leverage story, multimedia, song and augmented reality in unique combination to transform the user’s perspective of the land and his or her vital role in protecting it. 

 Stage one of our project is to create a pilot audio Finding Sacred Ground app for iPhone. We have a plan for the app, and we have the media content.




Video and Articles: Traditional Mayan Healing Practice of Don Elijio Panti (Mayan Arvigo Healing)



Watch "Indigenous Mayan Healing Practices" Vivian Menjivar being interviewed on Alkistis TV in Greece for the program called "Everyday Goddesses". Vivian speaks of the healing tradition she teaches called "Mayan Arvigo Healing" (watch this video on IX CHEL Farms) as taught by Don Elijio Panti, the great Maya Shaman of Belize, Central America. 

Don Elijio believed that a woman's center is her uterus. "If a woman's uterus is out of balance, so is she," he would say. Don Elijio passed away in 1996 at the age of 103. In this Greece TV interview (in English) Vivian Menjivar speaks of her indigenous Mayan teacher and her direct personal experience practicing Mayan abdominal massage on herself and others.



Don Elijio Panti of 
Guatemala ancestry was heir to generations of knowledge about traditional healing and spent his life in service to others. He was recognized throughout the Americas for his skills in using the simple but ancient system of Maya healing, employing plants, prayers, massage, acupuncture, and herbal baths. Beginning in 1931 he practiced his art of healing in San Antonio, a village of Mopan and Yucatecan Mayan people. Don Elijio Panti was trained in the forests of the Peten, Guatemala, by a Cadbe Indian, Jeromine Requena, when they were both employed as chicleros or collectors of the Sapodilla tree sap that is made into chewing gum. Although he could never read or write, alongside his teacher, Don Elijio enthusiastically learned about Maya medicine.





His work took on international importance in the mid 1980s, as he began participation in a collaborative project of the Ix Chel Tropical Research Foundation and The New York Botanical Garden. This project was an effort to survey the forests of Belize for the collection of medicinal plants for screening against AIDS and Cancer in association with the U.S. National Cancer Institute (NCI). Don Elijio participated in a great deal of field work. His knowledge resulted in the collection of hundreds of plant samples for this important endeavor. Even now plants collected through Don Elijio's knowledge and collaboration are being evaluated for their use in contemporary medicine.





In recognition of his many international contributions, he was awarded the "Distinguished Citizen Award" (University College of Belize), "Most Valuable Senior Citizen" (Help Age Belize), "Distinguished Contribution to Science" (The New York Botanical Garden), and Member of the British Empire" (Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, Queen of Belize).

Don Elijio's work and his life story were immortalized in two books, Rainforest Remedies: One Hundred Healing Herbs of Belize (1993), and Sastun: My Apprenticeship With A Maya Healer (1994). Panti passed from this world in Cayo on February 4, 1996 at the age of 103. Elijio Panti National Park, which was officially created in 2001, is named after him.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Indigenous People Video: Saami music videos, reindeer herding, documentaries on their sustainable challenges, land rights




About the Saami
The Sami people, also spelled Sámi, or Saami, are the arctic indigenous people inhabiting Sápmi, which today encompasses parts of far northern Sweden, Norway, Finland, the Kola Peninsula of Russia, and the border area between south and middle Sweden and Norway - areas also known as Lapland or Laponian territory. The Sámi are Europe’s northernmost and the Nordic countries’ only officially indigenous people. Sami ancestral lands span an area of approximately 388,350 km2 (150,000 sq. mi), which is approximately the size of Sweden in the Nordic countries. Their traditional languages are the Sami languages and are classified as a branch of the Uralic language family. The Sami languages are endangered. * I am still adding to and editing this page. Sorry for missing some artists, competition winners and facts, email me if you have suggestions or links you feel are important Saami news.

A short film "Samis", by Morten Bergene, which follows a family in their reindeer business.

Saami Grand Prix (Saami version of Eurovision Song Contest) is an annual Sámi song contest organized by the Sami Music Festival and held in Kautokeino, Norway. The first annual Sámi Grand Prix was held in 1990. The winner of the contest goes on to compete in Liet International, a music competition for European minority languages. The Sámi Grand Prix consists of two separate parts: a yoik part and a song part. 



- Music Video for the group rOlfFa singing and playing the winning song of Sami Grand Prix 2011, "Gulatgo Mu" (Can You Hear Me?).  


- Music video for the  Saami Grand Prix 2011 Yoik Competition winner Jan Ole Hermansen yoiking his daughter "Inga Karita" from Máze, Norway.

- Music Video Saami Grand Prix 2011 3rd place winners Sara Helene Oskal and Espen Ekeberg singing their own song  "Niehkogovva"


- Music Video Sáami artist Alias Ellen (Elle Márjá P. Eira) performing in Sami Grand Prix 2009 in Kautokeino, but not as a part of the competition. She is singing/yoiking "Ruoššajievja"

- Music Video 
 Berit Margrethe Oskal singing Ancient Forces (official music video) 


Music Video Saami Hip Hop music in the Kautokeino Sami Festival 


Music Video Saami rapper Slincraze & Aimen performing two songs one in Saami "Rahkivouhtta Lea Artet" and "Kick It" (It's A Good Day) in English.


Heltpaavidda - Saami Music and Film YouTube Channel


- Saami Yoik (Saami Joik) and music online guide to mp3 and video




Saami Blog - a very nice blog that I follow with many photos, music and art about the Saami