Yle Sapmi

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
Finnish land and forestry authority Metsähallitus says it will not allow water bottling from the Suttesája brook in the northern Lapland region. Local Sámi opponents of the project rejoice.
June 16, 2017
The renown artist wins prestigious prize from the Fine Arts Academy of Finland.
June 15, 2017
The municipality of Utsjoki in Northern Finland is launching a project with the objective of preventing suicides.
June 14, 2017
We have agreed to start the process as soon as possible and in good cooperation between the State and the Sámi, says Tiina Sanila-Aikio, the Chair of the Sámi Parliament in Finland.
May 11, 2017
The Sámi Parliament of Finland is starting a series of public hearings on the Nordic Sámi Convention. In Utsjoki, locals are both for and against the convention, which unifies Sámi rights and culture in the Nordic region.
April 24, 2017
The National Museum of Finland and the Sámi Museum Siida have signed a letter of intent on the repatriation of a Sámi collection. The National Museum will return altogether 2,600 Sámi artifacts.
April 11, 2017
The Sámi parliaments of Finland and Norway plan to jointly ask for international help, says Tiina Sanila-Aikio, the Chair of Finland’s Sámi Parliament. The Teno Fishery Agreement was recently approved in both countries. The local fishery associations of Utsjoki plan to submit a complaint on the issue.
April 06, 2017