According to Artistic Director Jorma Lehtola, the public will be able to watch indigenous films from Sápmi, Canada, Alaska, Greenland and Russia at the 2019 Skábmagovat Film Festival in Inari, Finland.
After 41 years on the force, retiring deputy head of the Lapland Police Department Seppo Kinnunen is worried how his team will cope in the future. He says the large distances and lack of resources in the north already have his unit extremely overextended.
A young Sámi artist from Inari, Finland, made images of what Sápmi, the land of the Sámi, might look like in a hundred years. Sunna Kitti’s works of art are partly gloomy, but they also show a spirit of hope and community.
A wide cast net has been spread on the cliff on the Skoltefossen Falls near the mouth of the River Neiden in Norway. The Skolt Sámi have fished with such a cast net, also known as käpälä (“the paw”), on the River Neiden for centuries.
Twenty Kittilä councillors have been suspended by central government until the conclusion of their trial on charges of abuse of an official office, workplace safety violations and workplace discrimination.
The art of Niillas Holmberg, a poet, musician and actor from Utsjoki, Finland, has become more and more political over the years. This summer, Holmberg publishes his first thoroughly political book of poetry.
Reindeer herding or mining on Násafjäll? The question comes to a head now that the company Elkem AS has applied for expropriation in order to start quarrying for quartz in an area where three Swedish Sámi villages and a Norwegian reindeer-herding district practice reindeer herding.