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Pirita Näkkäläjärvi column: Stereotypes keep minorities “in their place”

Finnish Member of Parliament and a former comedian Pirkka-Pekka Petelius (Green) apologised this week to the Sámi people for his offensive 'drunken Sámi' TV sketches. Petelius...

Next steps announced for Sámi reconciliation process

Moves to establish an official 'Truth and Reconciliation Commission' to look at the relationship between the Finnish State and the Sámi people is progressing...

Council of Europe: intolerance and nationalism put pressure on Finland’s minorities

A new report from the Council of Europe about the status of minorities in Finland says that rising intolerance and nationalism have begun to...

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 journalist named one of BBC’s ‘100 women of 2019’

A Sámi journalist - one of only two who writes and broadcasts in the Skolt Sámi language - has been named as one of...

Low turnout as Sámi Parliament election results announced

After a month-long postal voting process the results of the Sámi Parliament elections were announced in Inari on Tuesday afternoon. The Sámi Parliament has 21...

Sámi Parliament elections going ahead, despite legal issues

Voting is set to begin next week to elect 21 members of the Sámi Parliament. But an ongoing legal battle of who is eligible...

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...