Yle Sapmi

Approximately 70 percent of Sámi film-makers are women, says Anne Lajla Utsi, the director of the International Sámi Film Institute in Sápmi, the Land of the Sámi. 
March 05, 2019
At the Utsjoki Court, five Sámi have been accused of fishing offences. They base their fishing on their right to practice Sámi culture – a right pursuant to the constitution of Finland.
March 01, 2019
On Lake Muddus, the world shines all white. The sky is separated from the ice only by a pine forest. It is late January. After the real cold spell of mid-January, the temperature keeps at –20 degrees Centigrade. The polar night is over, and the rays of a rising sun begin to color the sky.
February 18, 2019
According to a decision by the United Nations Human Rights Committee, Finland acted in an erroneous manner when the State accepted people into the electoral roll of the Sámi Parliament against the will of the Sámi Parliament.
February 13, 2019
About 34 years ago, a drill missile fell into Lake Inari in Northern Finland. The event affected life in the area in many ways. The media circus extended to the homes of the local people and even led to changes in restaurant menus.
January 15, 2019
Sápmi, the Land of the Sámi, cannot offer all the young people the kind of schooling they are interested in. To follow their dreams, many have to move away from their home region.
January 04, 2019
Jovsset Ánte Sara from Norway has to slaughter all but 75 reindeer of his 350-head herd. In practice, this means that, after culling, the reindeer herder has to get by with an annual income of 3,310 euros.
December 21, 2018
The working group on the Arctic railroad has prepared its report, but the document will not be released until it is translated into the different Sámi languages.
December 20, 2018
The purpose is to show the world that the polar night is not dark, but actually full of colors, says the local project coordinator.
December 18, 2018
The short film Birds in the Earth by Marja Helander has been selected for the short film competition program of the 2019 Sundance Film Festival, one of the biggest film festivals in the USA.
December 15, 2018