Yle Sapmi

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
The Skolt Sámi living in Neiden, Norway, look forward to reviving their language and culture now that a new Skolt Sámi museum has been opened in their village. «The State of Norway must act before the traditional knowledge is lost: the population gets older and older all the time,» says a young Skolt Sámi.
July 31, 2017
The ones who run a business in Utsjoki, northern Finland, are in distress as the new fishing restrictions in the River Teno have driven the tourists to fish in other rivers.
July 21, 2017
Finnish authorities say illegal fishing has not increased in Northern Lapland this summer, at least so far.
July 16, 2017
Not every Sámi opposes the new Teno River Fishery Agreement.
July 13, 2017
A group of local protesters and activists does not accept that the states try to control fishing and the management of fisheries in the River Teno (Tana). They are now collecting signatures for their declaration.
July 12, 2017
The Finnish Sámi Parliament has authorized its Executive Board to work for a truth and reconciliation process. Tuomas Aslak Juuso, the Second Vice-Chair of the Sámi Parliament says that the next step is to discuss the mandate of such a commission with the Government.
July 10, 2017