Leading Sámi advocates Veikko Feodoroff, Tanja Sanila and Sergei Kp. Fofonoff were all hoping that the Skolt Sámi in Finland could choose between several candidates in the election of a new official representative for the nation.
A wave of protest votes moves over the northern parts of the country and hits the Labour Party with full force. It is the populist parties which are election winners in the three northernmost Norwegian counties.
Waterways are being restored in Inari, Finland, by combining science with Sámi traditional knowledge. The aim is to restore the water resources of the area and the movement patterns of fish into their natural states. According to experts, there is a need for similar projects all around the Sámi Area.
As parliament elections draw closer, several leading representatives of government junior partner Progress Party say they want an end to the sanctions against Russia. Among them is Bengt Rune Strifeldt, the party’s top candidate from Finnmark, the northern region bordering on the Russian neighbour.