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Environmentalists and Sámi politicians hit out at new Arctic railway proposal

The environmental group Greenpeace, as well as Sámi politicians, have hit out at new plans to build a railway through Finnish Lapland to a...

Tallinn tunnel developers announce Arctic railway bid

The company behind plans to build a tunnel between Finland and Estonia have jumped into the frame to develop a new high-speed Arctic railway...

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...

Sámi activists win fishing rights case

Lapland District Court delivered a victory to five Sámi from northern fishing communities, in two landmark cases that have an important significance for indigenous...

Finland cools on Arctic Railway project

A new report from the Ministry of Transport and Communications concludes that plans for a railway linking the Arctic Sea to the south of...

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...

Sámi reconciliation commission inches closer

A new government report about the sensitive issue of addressing historical wrongs by the Finnish state against indigenous Sámi people, moves the likelihood of...

Frozen: Sámi Parliament vote exposes deep divisions on identity and rights

Proposed new legislation covering the relationship between the Sámi Parliament and the Finnish state has been put on ice, after politicians in Inari voted...

WEEKEND: Vibrant new exhibit ties EMMA in knots

If you're thinking about how to brighten up the increasingly gloomy days when the rain comes (and the rain will definitely come!) then a...

Pirita Näkkäläjärvi Column: Three Reasons To Be Critical About The Planned...

The Finnish Ministry of Transport and Communications wants to build an Arctic railway line through the indigenous Sámi heartland in Northern Finland. The Ministry recently...