Yle Sapmi

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.
August 06, 2018
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.
July 31, 2018
The shores of the River Teno (Tana) are usually crowded with fishermen and women in late June, but, according to an entrepreneur from Nuorgam, Finland, there were almost no-one there this summer.
July 12, 2018
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.
June 29, 2018
In the course of history, Sámi have ended up in a variety of places for the sake of promoting tourism. A family from Utsjoki, Finland, even visited Dictator Franco’s palace in 1965.
June 11, 2018
There is concern in northern Finland about how to transfer the Sámi cultural heritage to younger generations. 
May 30, 2018
The Arctic railroad has become a hot topic both in Finnish Sápmi – the Land of the Finnish Sámi – and elsewhere in Finland. Local people in the region of Inari see that the rail line will involve both threats and opportunities.
May 18, 2018
Loss of language, structural discrimination and shame are common experiences for the Sámi, the Roma and the deaf.
May 15, 2018
Last autumn, the Government of Finland decided to start preparing a reconciliation process dealing with Sámi issues. The process took its first steps on the 10th of February in Inari, when a seminar was held on what the reconciliation process has looked like in different parts of the world.
February 23, 2018
Once more, local people are planning to start a water bottling plant near Sulaoja Spring in Karigasniemi in the municipality of Utsjoki in Finland. Land protection authority Metsähallitus rejected the last application in May 2017.
January 22, 2018

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