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Sámi Parliament approves Truth and Reconciliation Commission proposal

The Sámi Parliament in Inari has voted to approve a move to establish a 'Truth and Reconciliation Commission' to look at the current and...

Sámi branding helps Ministry of Justice promote indigenous languages

The Ministry of Justice unveiled a new Sámi-language logo on Monday, which has the ministry's name translated in all three Sámi languages used in...

Sámi lawyer elected to lead United Nations Forum on Indigenous Peoples

A Member of the Sámi Parliament in Finland has been chosen to lead the United Nations' Forum on Indigenous Peoples. Lawyer Anne Nuorgam was also selected...

Pirita Näkkäläjärvi column: Landmark decisions bring new hope for the Sámi

The timing couldn’t have been more perfect. Just a couple of days before the Sámi National Day 2019 and in the run-up to Sámi Parliament elections in the autumn, the United...

Pirita Näkkäläjärvi Column: Presidential Candidates Lack Sámi Focus

The highlight of Sauli Niinistö’s first term as a president of Finland? This, if you ask me: “Indigenous Peoples should have the right to participate...

Pirita Näkkäläjärvi Column: Sámi Of The Year

I was named the 2017 Sámi of the Year on Saturday. What an honour and what a responsibility! First and foremost, the title is an...