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Students . . . would you like to work in Landskrona, Sweden this summer?

Students . . . would you like to work in Landskrona, Sweden this summer?


Actually, this is not a joke.  The City of Landskrona sent me an email asking me to advertise their need for students to work in summer jobs in Landskrona.  Swedes by law get at least 4-6 weeks of vacation each year, plus are paid a large sum to cover the costs.  Thus, there is always a labor shortage in the summer.   Evidently, they would love to have Native Americans stay for awhile in their city . . . or perhaps they still have fond memories of the time that a certain young Creek architecture graduate spent with them.   LOL  What they seem to need most are young people to act as companions for the elderly . . . to go to the supermarket and take walks with them, etc.  Landskrona is a wonderful city of about 40,000 residents on the Oresund Channel across from Hamlet’s Castle and only about 45 minutes by train from Copenhagen, Denmark. It is very easy to walk or ride a bicycle to all your daily needs.  You don’t need an auto!   It has ferry connections to Poland, Germany and Finland.  If you are Uchee, the Province of Skåne is where your ancestors came from!  There are many Bronze Age mounds, petroglyphs and stone circles in this region of Sweden.

Hej! Är du 18 år eller äldre och letar efter sommarjobb där du kan utvecklas, ta ansvar, ha kul och känna att du ger dagen lite extra mening för någon annan? Då kan hemvården i Landskrona vara rätta platsen för dig. För här finns det allt och lite till! Om du är rätt person för oss, och vi är rätt för dig, kan det finnas möjlighet för förlängning när sommaren är slut. Det är inget att tveka om: Gör skillnad varje dag i sommar! Sök sommarjobben här:


Hey! Are you 18 years or older and looking for summer jobs where you can develop, take responsibility, have fun and feel that you give the day a little extra meaning for someone else? Then home care in Landskrona can be the right place for you. Because there is everything and a little more! If you are the right person for us, and we are right for you, there may be possibility of extension when the summer is over. There’s nothing to hesitate about: make a difference every day this summer! Search Sommarjobben here: Https://

People from many parts of the world have moved to Landskrona in the past 50 years. Culturally, Landskrona is light years more sophisticated that most American cities.  Each June, the city of Landskrona sponsors a parade to honor their new citizens. You will notice that the Swedes join with their neighbors in the parades . . . note the blondes doing Brazilian dances!  LOL  I have included a video sent me by the Landskrona Economic Development Department, plus a video of the Landskrona Karneval parade.  If you are apprehensive of living overseas, it will give you a better idea of what life is like there. Students, when you are young and free is the time to travel and see the world.   It will be harder and much more expensive to travel when you have family responsibilities! 


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Richard Thornton is a professional architect, city planner, author and museum exhibit designer-builder. He is today considered one of the nation’s leading experts on the Southeastern Indians. However, that was not always the case. While at Georgia Tech Richard was the first winner of the Barrett Fellowship, which enabled him to study Mesoamerican architecture and culture in Mexico under the auspices of the Institutio Nacional de Antropoligia e Historia. Dr. Roman Piňa-Chan, the famous archaeologist and director of the Museo Nacional de Antropologia, was his fellowship coordinator. For decades afterward, he lectured at universities and professional societies around the Southeast on Mesoamerican architecture, while knowing very little about his own Creek heritage. Then he was hired to carry out projects for the Muscogee-Creek Nation in Oklahoma. The rest is history. Richard is the Tribal Historic Preservation Officer for the KVWETV (Coweta) Creek Tribe and a member of the Perdido Bay Creek Tribe. In 2009 he was the architect for Oklahoma’s Trail of Tears Memorial at Council Oak Park in Tulsa. He is the president of the Apalache Foundation, which is sponsoring research into the advanced indigenous societies of the Lower Southeast.



    What a great opportunity for the young ones!


    Is the Karnival a replication of Brazil or original with Sweden? I was very confused watching it! It looked like a New Orleans Mardi Gras parade!

    • Of course, I was not living there when they started doing the parade, but I suspect that the idea came from the Brazilians in the city. However, Carnival in Brazil would occur in February, when it would be wintertime in Landskrona . . . so they set the festival during the summer when many Europeans would be on vacation. There is much more to the festival than parades. It also includes an international food festival, plays, musical concerts, etc. The last public performance of ABBA was in Landskrona, during an early version of Karnival.


    This looks awesome and a great opportunity!!! I would love to learn more!!!


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