Faith Is Something That Never Lets You Lose Out

Faith Is Something That Never Lets You Lose Out

Faith Is Something That Never Lets You Lose Out is 100% true.  Especially when Faith is based on true spirituality, which has strong roots deep in morality.  That is exactly how the Faith in the old book has played out over some 500 years of time. The law of polarity demands that there are opposites to everything.  Hot and cold, big and small, sharp and blunt, right and wrong, beautiful and ugly, straight and crooked, good and bad. These are just some of the examples  how the processes of logic work in the rational mind.

Faith Is Something That Never Lets You Lose Out In Life

Especially true when it is based on a rational logic.  The Abrahamic- Biblical faith does have a logical base that it builds upon, over some 5000 years of history, there is a logic base for the need of humanity to abide by the moral laws spiritually. But it has taken a long time for humanity to realize that humans are more than a physical being, animals are physical beings, and they often behave much better than humans do.  The solution found for humans to get in touch with their spiritual being, and to live by spiritual laws.  The doorway to that spirituality was shown by a physical law, abiding by physical laws would have an impact on the inner spiritual being.  But it was a big burden for humans to carry extreme physical laws day after day, so a better solution was found and provided by the example lived out and demonstrated by the Yeshua Messiah. That provided a real tangible solution to the many conflicting problems in human primeval nature. However, even after an example was given and demonstrated some 2000 years ago, there is still a tug a war going on inside the human mind in establishing their true identity.  What is a true human nature, is a spiritual being in harmony with the environment and in harmony with other human beings inside the community?  I think so, spiritual harmony with individual personalities living out their lives in creative ways.

There really are absolutes in life and it is possible to know the truth about the human mind. Although it is something that we do not see, because the human mind is an activity and not a thing, the brain is a physical thing, but that is not the actual mind.  Compared to digital technology the brain is the hardware and the mind is the software. Therefore here is a software message sharing from me to you.  The mind can be filled potentially with many types of information, but not all information is right information or helpful to the individual.  The right information contains right information about the human self-identity, knowing who you are as a human being.  Human beings are spiritual beings, with intellectual mind that can think, imagine, reason logically, perceive and make plans for the future. They also have a physical body, that needs to be fed food for nutrition and energy. Understanding what the nutritional needs of the human body are, with the eleven organ systems is very important so that all of the physical body nutritional needs are supplied and met. Human beings also have an emotional side, they are nurtured emotionally from very young age.  Emotions are very important component of the human personality, with ability to think laterally and to have empathy to other human beings.

Faith Is Something That Never Lets You Lose Out In Life

 

You are a dreamer,  and you are an achiever. May you dream and achieve bigger feats, with every passing year.  All the best for the new year.

Great opportunity for New Beginnings

New Years is the perfect occasion to celebrate love, friendships and all the good things in life. Let’s take the time to appreciate what this year has given us and what the new one is about to bring!

Happy New Years! 2016

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Kilpisjärvi Holiday destination

Kilpisjärvi Holiday destination

Kilpisjärvi Holiday destination is unique for the real Arctic climate experience, it is apparent at the very first glance you see at kilpis-lake town, especially if it is a clear spring day, with clear blue skies and gleaming white snow all around reflecting the sunlight off the snow covered tundra Fells, all around surrounding the small town of kilpis-lake.

A truly stunning tall tundra fell named Saana, is nearby on the East side, only one kilometer to the base from the town, from the base of the fell it rises up over 500 meters to the summit.  See more pictures from this link. Arctic Finland holiday destination.

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The landscape to the West side is a flat frozen over snow covered narrow lake that stretches out some 10 km towards Norway to the North West. All around there is snow covered rolling tundra Fells and Tall Mountain peaks towards the Norway and Sweden that can be viewed from the Kilpis-lake town, that are only 10-20 km away.
The location of the kilpis-lake is about 50 km south from the Norway town of Skibothn, and 150 km from Norway Tromssa.  280 North West of Kittilä airports, and some 429 km North West from the town of Rovaniemi.

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Kilpis-lake enjoys a cool mountain climate, with a long winter snow season stretching out well into the spring season April-May.  The winter sub-zero temperatures start in October with the average low temperature for the month being -3.2 ‘C. The daily mean sub-zero temperatures last for 8 months until June the following year, with average low temperate being 3.6’C according to the Kilpisjärvi climate data.
There are of course exceptional warm seasons, as well as exceptional cold seasons, and the daily temperatures can go above the + C from time to time even during the spring season, from day to day according to the regional climate conditions that are affected by the southern European climate and the Siberian climate conditions on the east.  But the high climate of the Kilpis-lake location, the lake altitude being at 473 meters above the sea level, does have the relative characteristic of a high altitude cool climate.   It may sound deceptive to some to be speaking of a spring season when there is one meter of snow over the land and a 75 cm thick ice cover over the frozen ice, and no signs of it going anywhere, but spring season it is according to the calendar, meaning that the summer will soon be knocking on the frozen winter ice door, as the planets northern hemisphere tilts more towards the sun and melts the ice and snow for a season.

 Surrounded by Tundra fells

The closest big tundra fell is named Saana tundra, at the summit it is 1029 meters above sea level, towering high above the nearby kilpis-lake town. There are many smaller tundra Fells nearby also, such as Salmivaara at only a few kilometres away, which can be easily ascended with the use of snowshoes, to the altitude of 598 meters. Then there is the Ailakkavaara on the South East side at the height of 935 meters, and the Pikku-Malla (small-Malla) at 738 meters to the North West, and Iso-malla (big-Malla) towering at 942 meters at the summit.

Recreational activities.

There are loads of recreational outdoor activities to do in any season, during my recent visit it was the spring season, so I will mention them first.

 Cross country skiing at kilpis-lake.

Kilpisjärvi (Kilpis-lake) is great for the cross country and telemark skiers because of the long winter season; the reason for the cold climate is twofold. The far north proximity, parallel line, the coordinates being:  69°02′57″ North. 20°47′40″East. There are groomed cross country ski tracks on the frozen snow covered kilpis-lake for many tens of kilometres, one track to the three border point is 38km with the return.  There is also a groomed ski track that go around the Saana tundra making the distance some 20 kilometres from the town heading East and North around the Saana tundra and down West to the ice and snow covered kilpis-lake and back south to the kilpis-lake starting point. Great ski trip for an experienced cross-country skier.

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Snowmobile safaris.

There are many snowmobile safari operators that take visitors for relatively short sightseeing day trips, night time northern lights viewing, ice fishing or camping trips staying overnight at log cabins.  Snowmobiles can be hired and driven with a driver’s license, or the alternative being passengers on the back or the sledge that is being towed by the snowmobile, that may seat 4-6 passengers.

Snow shoe walking.

Snowshoe trekking is great when the weather is clear and sunny, the snow covered environment lights up in the bright sunlight and it is a pure joy to be walking on the top of the snow crust with the aid of the snow shoes, that can carry the weight of a person without sinking much at all, when there is a crust of snow on the top to carry the body weight of the person. Snow covered landscape can be interesting experience, walking along the landscape and around the short tundra birch trees that are only about 2 meters tall, above the snow when there is one meter of snow above the ground. There are also visible animal tracks to be seen, a winter coat pure white colour hare, red fox, and the unique white tundra bird named willow ptarmigan, a willow grouse bird that changes colour into snow white during the winter season.

 Dining at kilpis-lake

There are number of restaurants and food services available at kilpis-lake, many of the accommodation services have a restaurant on their property to service their customers. To name a few ff the main road there is the Lapland Hotel kilpis, and Tundra Lomakeskus, the Majatalo Haltimaa,  Kilpisjärvi retkeily keskus, and the restaurant at the Kilpisjärvi town main shopping centre.

Novel experiences of Arctic Finland culture.

Hot steaming sauna first, followed by a dip in the fresh waters of the ice lake, that takes the body experience from the extreme steaming hot sauna to the other extreme of the 0’C degree chilling waters that has had the ice cover removed for the willing volunteers to take a quick dip in the chilling cool waters and run back into the hot sauna to warm their frozen balls all over again.  It does sound very extreme but it is said to be invigorating and a refreshing bodily experience to enjoy.
There are many various types of accommodation available at kilpis-lake, if you enjoy the cottage style log cabins with open fire places, or the hotel style accommodation with regular daily room service, there are many types and styles to choose from at the kilpis-lake.  For more information on the Kilpisjärvi services visit web site www.Kilpisjärvi.org

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Kuolajarvi village Salla

Kuolajarvi village Salla

Kuolajarvi village Salla stands on the far-East border of Artic Finland, it belonged to the Kuolajarvi municipality, the Province of Lapland, north-eastern Lapland. Kuolajarvi municipality was established during the Russian Tsar period, in 1857 separating the municipality from the Kuusamo municipality.

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The name Kuolajarvi was later changed to Salla in 1936. After the Second World war, in the aftermath of the municipality of Salla was forced to cede the territory to the Soviet Union Stalin demands, consequently doing 50 % of the Salla municipality is so-called the “Old Salla” which is now claimed by Kola region of Russia.
The original Kuolajarvi village was an old and beautiful residence about 35 miles from the current Finland Salla border station towards the east, and placed at the current Kuola-lake Lower and Upper areas of Kuolajarvi.
The village comprised of three parts: Keski-niemi (lake midpoint/central cape), and the top end of the lake (yla-paa) and the lower end of the Kuola-jarvi (lake).
Kuolajarvi the village in 1930 had about 60 houses, and about four hundred inhabitants.

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The Stalin aggression during the 1939-45 the kuolajarvi village was handed over to the Soviet Union, with another seven villages of the Luolajarvi municipalities. Today, the area is marked on the Russian maps as Kairala village and settlements there is only the former Central cape, through which runs the road to Kandalaksha.
The Kuola-lake village is often confused with the other uses of Kuola-lake, as in the municipality administrator or as in the kuola-lake township. There are distinct separate entities in the history of kuola-jarvi:

  • Kuolajarvi village
  • Kuolajarvi municipality
  • Kuolajarvi, then, was the parish, as well as that of the village name.

The Kuolajarvi village Salla name officially change to Salla in 1936. Today, the use of the name has two uses, when remembered ‘Kuolajarvi municipality’, it often refers to the whole parish of Kuolajarvi.

The village use of the name is usually referred to as a “Kuolajarvi village”.

  1. Central Cape or “Keski-niemi”.  Keski-niemi was the Kuola-lake Upper and Lower central isthmus, which was fairly densely populated. This was the centre of the Kuola-lake village.
  2. Lower Kuola-lake.
    The lower end of Kuola-lake (Alajarvi) had the two sides of the lake well established with group of houses. The western shore of the lake was almost completely nutrient-rich and lush covered fields. Numerous dikes could add to the richness of the landscape.
  3. Upper end (Ylipaa).
    Kuola-lake southernmost end of the village, Aapajarvi and Central Lake isthmus region and Aapajarvi east side was generally termed as Upper end (Ylipaa). Central Lake region was also called Upper lake (Ylijarvi).

Kuolajarvi village Salla self-sufficiency of the 18 century

Almost every dike ditch had a private water mill, which was used to ground barley flour.

Before the Winter War in 1939 Kuolajarvi village had about 50 properties and almost four hundred inhabitants. The village had by that time standards many wealthy houses, and we were almost completely self-sufficient in terms of food. The village was cultivated barley, rye, potatoes; many had their own small scale flour mill.

Kuolajarvi name change to Salla 1936

The name Kuolajarvi was changed to Salla in 1936. The name Kuolajarvi is translated to mean; a lake with plenty of fish. The word Salla in the regional Lapp language is synonymous with the words: “groove, furrow, or even being cradled in the lap.” The connotation of the word is to “belong”, to a place.
As the result of demands made by Stalin during the war, nearly half of the municipality of Salla area (49 %) was forced to hand over (threatened with further war violence) to the former Soviet Union, that is, the 22 municipality regions were lost, altogether there were 8 village (Korja, Kuolajarvi, Kurtti, Lampela, Sovajarvi, Tuutijarvi, Vuorijarvi,, Vuosnajarvi) areas and the village of Salla municipal division of the area lost almost completely.

Food Tradition

Traditionally many food dishes were common that are still enjoyed today, well known familiar dishes such as saute reindeer, dried reindeer meat soup and mashed butter potatoes. The difference between the present times was the fact that more parts of the animal were used to prepare foods for nutritional benefit.

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Reindeer vital food source

Kuolajarvi village Salla cuisine did very much so make use of the regional natural food sources, just like many other extreme places of the world people’s survival was often tested and critical.  Most readily available food sources were fish from the lakes, rivers, and the White Sea, and game birds and other edible game meat.  Reindeer head soup and kopara stew, were made more frequently than at present, and also reindeer abdominal skin was used for food. Reindeer blood was used to make quick breads.

Nordic wild Berries from nature

Nordic berries were collected and stored as much as could be. Bilberries preserved well when dried, ripe Lingonberries were crushed to preserve them in the underground earth cellars, and Lingonberries preserve themselves brilliantly through 6 months through the autumn, winter and the spring seasons, without any mold formation.

Village store

The village shops were bought coffee, sugar (toppa sokeria), salt, and other things which were not locally manufactured. Bread and wheat preparation were, of course, prepared at home locally. Such homemade food enjoyment pleasures would have hardly being considered as an opportunity for entrepreneurship business and placing them for sale in a local shop.

Today, the use of the name has two uses, when remembered ‘Kuolajarvi municipality’, it often refers to the whole parish of Kuolajarvi. The village use of the name is usually referred to as a “Kuolajarvi village”.
Before the Winter War in 1939 Kuolajarvi village had about 50 properties and almost four hundred inhabitants. The village had by that time standards many wealthy houses, and we were almost completely self-sufficient in terms of food. The village was cultivated barley, rye, potatoes; many had their own small scale flour mill.

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Christmas holiday

Christmas holiday

Christmas holiday is a great time for the traditional Christmas children stories of the Father Christmas or Santa Claus.  They are well known here in Finland; the story goes that the Santa Claus lives in the Santa Claus territory that is in the far north Tundra Mountains of the Arctic Circle of Lapland.

Santa Claus is known worldwide as a generous Father Christmas that brings good cheer and happiness to the children of the world. There are conditions to the generous spirit of Father Christmas, and the conditions are to do good and always demonstrate good will with actions.


Inside the Arctic Circle is a village called Santa Claus Village, it is located at the outskirt of Rovaniemi city and Santa Claus welcomes children and adult visitors from all over the world each year at the Santa Claus Village at Rovaniemi.
Santa Claus welcomes children and adult visitors from all over the world each year at the Santa Claus Village at Rovaniemi. The Santa Claus Village has many activities and Santa Claus Christmas related themes and buildings. Visitors can also send mail to Santa using the special postmark from the Santa Claus Post Office t Santa Claus village Rovaniemi.

 

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The children of Finland know the story where Santa’s home is located, and where Santa spends most of his time between seasons preparing presents for the children of the world and looking after the reindeer and other birds and mammals of the tundra mountains and Taiga forests of Lapland. The favoured tundra mountain of Santa is said to be a tundra called the Ear-Tundra, or “Korvatunturi” in the local Finnish language in the town of Savukoski, or smoky rapids.
The Savukoski town is located in the far north of Finland in Lapland. Lapland is well known for the many reindeer that live there in the winter wonderland, Santa is said to like many reindeer as his team and they are his favourite transport when he visits children during the Christmas season.

In Finland the Finnish families celebrate St. Lucia’s Day, as do many other Scandinavian countries also. In Finland the Finnish families celebrate St. Lucia’s Day, as do many other Scandinavian countries. The celebration of Christmas occurs from December 24th to the 26th.

Christmas Kitchen

Christmas holiday season preparation starts early, usually several weeks during the advent season, homes are prepared, some people like to do Christmas cleaning of their homes similar to the spring cleaning during the spring season when the household is organized and things put in an order for everyone’s delight. Baking is also a big part of traditional Christmas, pies, cookies and bread are baked, casseroles are very popular and part of the traditional ethnic cuisine if Finland, casseroles of turnips, carrot, potato and kidney. Also other casseroles and baked hams, baked and smoked fish prepared in advance, it all makes a whole lot of sense, like any other celebrations it is for everybody to take part in, including the mum cook or kitchen staff. Other casseroles and baked hams, baked and smoked fish prepared in advance, it all makes a whole lot of sense, like any other celebrations it is for everybody to take part in, including the mum cook or kitchen staff. By preparing food in advance it makes kitchen chores much easier for several days during the Christmas holiday season. There are many traditional family Christmas custom’s, menu dishes and cuisine for the Christmas eve dinner in Finland. Unlike some other western customs the main celebration meal is a Christmas Eve dinner on the Christmas eve. The Christmas day lunch is not so significant as the previous eve dinner, very different customs to the other cultures where the Christmas day luncheon becomes a the main celebration. Christmas traditions in Finland have become known to over 140 countries largely because of a traditional event that has occurred every year, save one, since the mid-1300’s.

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The children of Finland know the story where Santa’s home is located, and where Santa spends most of his time preparing presents for the children of the world and looking after the reindeer and other birds and mammals of the tundra mountains and Taiga forests of Lapland. The favoured tundra mountain of Santa is said to be a tundra called the Ear-Tundra, or “Korvatunturi” in the local Finnish language in the town of Savukoski, or smoky rapids. Lapland is well known for the many reindeer that live there in the winter wonderland, Santa is said to like many reindeer as his team and they are his favourite transport when he visits children during the Christmas season.
In the city of Turku, in southern Finland, the people gather just before noon. After the Turku Cathedral Bell strikes twelve, the Declaration of Christmas Peace is read.

The Declaration of Christmas Peace

Tomorrow, God willing, is the graceful celebration of the birth of our Lord and Saviour; and thus is declared a peaceful Christmas time to all, by advising devotion and to behave otherwise quietly and peacefully, because he who breaks this peace and violates the peace of Christmas by any illegal or improper behaviour shall under aggravating circumstances be guilty and punished according to what the law and statutes prescribe for each and every offence separately. Finally, a joyous Christmas feast is wished to all inhabitants of the city. A joyous Christmas feast is wished to all inhabitants of the city.

This Finnish Christmas tradition is so well known that it is broadcast over all the radio airwaves and some TV channels. The ceremony ends with a flourish as the trumpets play the National Anthem. A joyous Christmas feast is wished to all inhabitants of the city.  Christmas holiday season can be a meaningful quality family time for sharing.
Visit Arctic Finland website for more information on the Christmas traditions in Finland.

Digital photography 2 point zero

Digital photography 2 point zero

Digital Photography 2 point zero continues to be more innovative, flexible and user-friendly with the latest technological ideas and development.  As the personal computer continues to become more reliable as a tool with many applications for learning, training and marketing then the Digital Photography 2 point zero will enhance and speed up the learning experience for many.  Watch this Arctic Photography video.

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According to the PC World report, the personal computer really is getting smarter and personal with the various applications and Digital Photography 2 point zero .

   Applications are moving to browsers en masse, and technology to take Web apps offline promises to smooth the road ahead. And let’s not forget breakthrough devices advancing the Web-anywhere world: Apple has redefined the phone, and One Laptop per Child’s sub-$200 laptop is delivering Internet-style collaboration to kids in developing nations

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Digital Photography 2 point zero includes all of the Social Media applications for Social sharing and interaction as well as other ways of communications  for advertising and sharing information across the globe.  When the technology is flexible, easy to use  and interactive then the creative energies will continue to increase as it becomes the environment for learning, practice, production and a way for progressive thinking.

Creative use of technology using Digital Photography 2 point zero in a technological world context where a large amount of information is being made available online. It should not be a search in the dark effort, there has to be a focus with a kernel of interest for a particular topic so that the content created becomes meaningful, has monetary value and artistic quality.  The topic may come from the environment, from personality, from a story, or it may come from a keyword search tool where there is a demand for it. But in anycase the basic use of the tools needs to be learned efficiently in the context of the interest.

Sharing your Digital Photography 2 point zero

Any community, environment, nation, culture and creative individuals can contribute to the online experience by telling their creative story of the world they live in. The globe has many unique environments, towns, cities, cultures and activities that can be used for content creation.  To create content and to present it in interesting ways for the people online is not an easy task, it takes a deliberate effort and discipline to learn the skills of visual and text presentation. Learning is a great skill and a privilege for all healthy human beings, household pets also a great source of joy when they are intelligent, smart and when they are teachable to learn new tricks. It is mostly in the attitude, with the right attitude of positive mind set and enthusiasm to learn learns skills and to experience joy through creative tasks and creative expressions then the rest is like coasting downhill on a bike cycle.

Creative use of Digital Photography 2 point zero HTML5 websites and  galleries

Here is one example video how the Digital Photography 2 point zero websites are becoming useful in sharing information and advertising opportunities and learning.  Do try it out and use the links provided to like and share with others.   Hopefully, this Digital Photography 2 point zero information has been useful and helpful whatever area of Digital Photography 2 point zero your passion and interest are focused at.  Happy September 2014.

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Happy New Year 2014

Happy New Year-2014, on this first day of the year.

Happy New Year 2014, what would be a better way to welcome and remember the New Year than with a new website launch.  So here it is, fresh, brand new WordPress blog website for 2014.

The content for this website Lapland Guide.net will unfold as the year unfolds. The geographical area that we cover with information is the Fennoscandia belt region.

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Starting with the early history, that begins as the Ice Age thaws and becomes more fruitful and accessible for the early pioneers to explore the fertile lands that surface from the big freeze of the northern environment.  There are antiquity findings, that have been unearthed and discovered that date back as far as 6000 BC. Stone art, cave paintings and regional hubs that the early nomadic and indigenous settlers made their homes and left markings and remains of the Stone Age. Deep pits that were dug into the ground that were made to trap wild reindeer and provide food for the Nomads, clans and tribes.  Stone tools were made by chipping and grinding of stones to make hand axes, ax heads, fish net sinkers,  and cutting edge tools for cutting and skinning wild animal and butchering their valuable meat.

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Fennoscandia was a land with rich natural food resources.  Food was available from the many lakes, rivers, creeks and the North Seas.  In the early days the food supply would not dwindle,   there was more than enough for the nomadic indigenous peoples to live on and to secure their food supply from year to year.

Harsh winters would drive the people of the north further south to more temperate temperatures in comparison, but nomadic travel was not an problem when there were a few peoples in the areas and confrontations unlikely.  As the populations increased in the south, the indigenous peoples of the North were crowded out of the permanent settlers of the south areas and avoided going there between seasons as the populations grew denser.

The Nomadic Sami peoples and the “Nordic Laplander s” as permanent settlers in the far north of Norway, Sweden, and Finland were required to pay taxes to the King of Sweden, on the west of the Russian border.  Those on the east side were required to pay taxes to the Czar of Russia.    At times, they were required to pay taxes to both sides as the concept if borders were a foreign concept to the traditional Nomadic peoples of the far North. That would have some time in history traveled along the Fennoscandian belt along the Siberian coastline.

Taxes were paid with things that had value, valuable things were;  preserved fish, squirrel pelts, reindeer and moose hides, beaver and fox skins,  bear and also game birds were very valuable that were used to pay taxes to the government.  The problems arose when the population grew as  more migrated to the North, animals were hunted out, so there was not enough game to hunt and pay the taxes, that is what forces the Sami nomadic peoples to start farming reindeer in large herds, and it did not happen until the late 18 century.

The Fennoscandia is not alone with other parts of the world where the indigenous peoples were encroached by foreigners and forced to move away from their traditional fishing and hunting grounds.  They were a minority when confronted by the violent military forces of the people from the south.  Some survived and lived with dignity, others lost their identity and the traditional meaning and purpose for life.  The traditional Nomadic  identity that is closely knitted to the land and the seasons of the planet is violently disrupted by the act of being robbed of the traditionally inherited culture and land.

Happy New Year 2014.

 

 

 

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