Sons Of Norway
The folks that bring you Vikings every year at the W Mt Fair take a lot of pride in their heritage. The Sons Of Norway hold language lessons, children’s programs, and social get-togethers. They maintain their lodge, Nordic Pines, on Hwy 93S and host special speakers from time to time. This weekend they’ll have a guest speaker, Professor Oyvind Ravna, law professor from the University of Tromso. He’s in Missoula as part of the University of Montana exchange program. Prof Ravna will deliver a talk about the Sami people. The Sámi are Europe's northernmost and the Nordic countries' only officially indigenous people. Their best-known means of livelihood is semi-nomadic reindeer herding.