Appendix to Chapter 5
Asking Permission of the Underground People When Building the Sámi High School
Translation of the Norwegian Broadcasting Company (NRK) article
May Brit Utsi was rector at the Sámi high school when the building project started and she is of the opinion that everything was done the right way. Before one starts the building process, it is ancient Sámi tradition to ask the underground people for permission. That we did, says Utsi, and when the state building company came and wished to start constructing the Diehtosiida, she put up a lavvo on the building site. She spent the night together with some employees of the state building company.
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