Yle Sapmi

The Sámi Parliament and the Parliament of Finland have started revising the Act on Sámi Parliament, after two years of waiting. “We Sámi have great expectations”, says parliament president Tiina Sanila-Aikio.
December 05, 2017
According to Veikko Kiviniemi, a professional fisherman, Lake Inari in the northernmost Finland is a good lake to fish in, as there are not so many fishing restrictions in these state-owned waters.
November 29, 2017
A few years ago, Auri Ahola left the Finnish National Ballet, moved away from Helsinki and settled in the northern Finnish town of Inari to study the local Sámi language.
November 27, 2017
The reindeer herding cooperatives that graze their reindeer in the old forests of Inari criticize the state-owned forestry company Metsähallitus Metsätalous Oy for not following the logging plans they have agreed on.
November 25, 2017
A local conservation association in the municipality of Inari, Finland, wants to restrict the construction of cabins on the shores of Lake Inari, and proposes that the great lake and its surroundings is made a national park.
September 25, 2017
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.
September 21, 2017
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.
September 01, 2017
What is it like to represent sexual and gender minorities in the Land of the Sámi?
August 31, 2017
Gold prospectors and local people have very different views about the extent of muddiness and its impact on nature.
August 29, 2017
During the debate forum Yle Sápmi Arena, leading Sámi representatives Jenni Laiti, Tiina Sanila-Aikio and Aslak Pieski discussed what it feels like to be Sámi in Finland today. The discussion ranged from desparate frustration to new enthusiasm.
August 28, 2017