Yle Sapmi

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
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