Youth Council

The members of the Youth Council are chosen for two year term at the time. The council consists of the Chair, the Vice Chair and five other members. They all have personal deputies. Both members and the deputies have to be between age of 18 and 28 when chosen. Also five expert members are chosen for two year term. Expert members have to be between age of 15 and 17 when chosen. The Chair and the Vice Chair don’t have to be members of the Sámi Parliament.

The Youth Council prepares those statements, initiatives and other comments which concern Sámi youth and their living conditions. Other main functions of the Committee are to advance the language and the cultural rights of the the Sámi youth and strengthen their Sámi identity.

Youth Council 2018-2019

Risten Mustonen, Chair
Ánte Veijola, Vice Chair
Jussa Seurujärvi
Anni Saara Aikio
Anni-Sofia Löf
Niila Rahko
Maria Mäkinen

Jouni Hetta
Niki Rasmus
Sunna Aikio
Leevi Olli
Marianne Ketola
Martta Alajärvi
Leena Fofonoff

Expert members:
Jasmin Semenoff
Lassi-Olavi Mäkinen
Unni Aikio
Matias Löf
Sunna Siilasjoki