Entries by Sámediggi

Sámi Parliament calls for Finland, holding the presidency of the Council of the EU, to react to the murder of the indigenous leader Emyra Wajãpi and violations of indigenous rights in Brazil

On Friday the 9th of August 2019, the Sámi Parliament of Finland presented its statement concerning the murder of the indigenous leader Emyra Wajãpi and the violations of indigenous rights taking place in Brazil. For example according to information published on the website of the International Work Group for Indigenous Affairs IWGIA, the Wajãpi leader […]

Programme for Ijahis idja -festival is published

The programme for Ijahis idja -indigenous music festival is published. The festival is organized in August in Inari for the 16th time. This year the festival’s theme is Saami languages, inspired by the United Nations’ year of indigenous languages. The festival weekend offers not only concerts, but also a discussion panel, Saami sports competition, Saami […]

Sámi Parliaments of Norway, Sweden and Finland arrange a joint language seminar for interpreters, translators and other language workers

The Sámi Parliaments jointly arrange 9–10 October 2019 a language seminar especially for those who work with Sámi languages: for translators, interpreters and other language workers. The seminar is arranged through the cooperation of the Sámi Parliaments of Norway, Sweden and Finland and the competence and resource centre Sámi Giellagáldu. For the Sámi Parliaments, the […]

II Vice President Juuso Attends the Arctic Council Meeting in Rovaniemi

Tuomas Aslak Juuso, the II Vice President of the Sámi Parliament in Finland, participates in the Arctic Council Meeting in Rovaniemi on May 6th and 7th, 2019.  Finland’s two-year Chairmanship of the Arctic Council will end at the Foreign Ministerial Meeting that is held in Rovaniemi on May 7th. Along with the Arctic States, the […]

More tools to prevent suicides among the Sámi – political will, awareness and knowledge is needed

There are more means than before to prevent suicides among the Sámi living in Finland, Sweden and Norway.  Taking those means into use requires more funding, skilful helpers and knowledge about the factors behind the increased suicide risk among the Sámi. All these require greater political will. Cooperation within the Sámi Council has produced a […]

UN Human Rights Committee: The decisions of the Supreme Administrative Court of Finland on the electoral roll of the Sámi Parliament’s election in 2015 were a violation of human rights

The UN Human Rights Committee, which monitors the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights ratified by Finland, published on 1 February 2019 two views on the communications submitted to it concerning decisions made by the Supreme Administrative Court of Finland on the Sámi Parliament’s election in 2015. One of the claims was submitted by […]

Ministry of Education and Culture publications: Needs of the Sámi people for intellectual property protection from the viewpoint of copyright and trademarks

Ministry of Education and Culture, publications (11.12.2018): Needs of the Sámi people for intellectual property protection from the viewpoint of copyright and trademarks – especially with regard to duodji-handicrafts and the Sámi dresses. The right of indigenous peoples to their own culture has been a topic of international discourse for numerous years. The issue applies […]