1. Sami People, Northern Scandinavia
Scandanavia’s only recognized indigenous group, the Sami people have been inhabiting the Arctic and Sub-Arctic regions of Norway, Sweden, Finland, and Northwestern Russia for over 5,000 years. Many Samis have been assimilated into the larger culture, including through forced assimilation policies by national governments. However, there are still a number of Samis in remote villages and practice their traditional occupation, reindeer herding.