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 […]

Happy Independence Day Finland!

Buori Suoma iehčanasvuođabeaivvi! Šiev Suomâ jiečânâsvuođâpeivi! Šiõǥǥ Lääʹddjânnam jiõččnažvuõttpeeiʹv! Hyvää Suomen itsenäisyyspäivää! Happy Independence Day Finland!

The Sámi Parliament’s Secretariat is Closed 24.10.2018

The Sámi Parliament’s secretariat is closed 24.10.2018.

Welcoming speech by President Sanila-Aikio at the Arctic Environment Ministers’ meeting in Rovaniemi

Welcoming speech by the President of the Sámi Parliament in Finland Tiina Sanila-Aikio at the Arctic Environment Ministers’ meeting (AEMM) in Rovaniemi, 11 October, 2018.   Excellences, Ladies and Gentlemen, brothers and sisters, It is an honor and privilege for me to welcome you, on behalf of the Sámi Parliament in Finland to the Arctic Environment […]

Keynote speech by President Sanila-Aikio at the Arctic Biodiversity Congress in Rovaniemi

Keynote speech by President of Sámi Parliament in Finland Tiina Sanila-Aikio at the Arctic Biodiversity Congress in Rovaniemi, 9 October, 2018. His Excellency Mr. President, Excellences, Ladies and Gentlemen, brothers and sisters, It is a great honor for me to be addressing you today at this important event, the Arctic Biodiversity Congress 2018. We are […]

Opening speech by President Sanila-Aikio at the Arctic Parliamentary Conference in Inari

Opening speech by President of Sámi Parliament in Finland Tiina Sanila-Aikio at the 13th Arctic Parliamentary Conference in Inari, 17 September, 2018. Pueʹtted tiõrvân Aanra, Sääʹmjânnma! Pyereest puáttim Anarân, Sáámán! Bures boahtin Anárii, Sápmái! It was in three local Sámi languages Welcome to Inari, Sámiland! Indigenous brothers and sisters, excellencies, we Sámi, the only indigenous […]

International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples, 9 August

August 9 is commemorated as the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples in recognition of the first meeting of the United Nations Working Group on Indigenous Populations in Geneva in 1982. Each year this day is celebrated around the world. The day is also one of the twelve flag flying days the Sámi have. Year […]

Ijahis Idja Festival Celebrates 15 Years – Program Now Published

The Indigenous People’s Music Festival, Ijahis Idja, has published its program.  The festival will be held in Inari/Anár for the 15th time. As in previous years, the program is again vast and versatile. Besides music there will be also conversation arena, Sámi sport competition and program for the youngsters. The event begins on Friday 17th […]

The Sámi Parliament’s Secretariat is Closed July 2-August 3, 2018

The Sámi Parliament’s secretariat is closed July 2-August 3, 2018. The Sámi Parliament wishes you all a great summer!

Ijahis Idja is Looking for Volunteers!

Ijahis Idja needs volunteers to help the festival between August 17th and 19th with traffic control, ticket sales, cleaning the festival area and as festival helpers. Come and join the Ijahis Idja crew and you will get the festival pass for Friday and Saturday concerts! Also you’ll get warm meal on the day you’re working. […]

Sámi Cultural Intangible Heritage Conference May 23rd – 24th, Sajos #urbánbeaivvit

The conference theme is intangible cultural Sámi heritage such as duodji (Sámi handicrafts), archive objects, cultural memories, yoik, storytelling, and traditional land use and rights. The goal is to discuss, define and build a common ground in order to protect collective Sámi intangible heritage on a national and transnational levels.  Information and program are found here. Conference is […]

The Delegation of the Sámi Parliament in Finland to the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (UNPFII)

Tuomas Aslak Juuso, the Second Vice President of the Sámi Parliament in Finland, and the representatives of the Sámi Parliament’s Youth Council participate in the UN’s Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (UNPFII) in New York on April 16-22, 2018. The 17th session of the Forum takes place at the UN Headquarters on April 16-27, 2018. […]

The Sámi Parliament’s phone center is closed on Fri 16th of March

The Sámi Parliament’s phone center is closed on Friday 16th of March.  16.3.2018 development and strategy discussion in Inari with board and staff.  

The Ambassador of Israel in Finland visited Inari

The Ambassador of Israel in Finland Dov Segev-Steinberg visited the Sámi Parliament on Thursday 8th of March, 2018. The president of Sámi Parliament Tiina Sanila-Aikio met the Ambassador in Sámi Cultural Centre Sajos. For more information: Tiina Sanila Aikio President, the Sámi Parliament in Finland tiina.sanila-aikio(at)samediggi.fi

The Tana Agreement – A severe violation of the human rights of the Saami

Today is a sad day, The Norwegian parlament has passed the proposed Tana agreement, ignoring the clear and strong objections from the Saami Parliaments. The agreement has no support whatsoever from neither the saami nor the local communities and is a severe violation of the human rights of the saami. We are strongly disappointed with […]

The Secretariat of the Sámi Parliament is closed during 4.-29.7.2016

The Secretariat of the Sámi Parliament is closed 4.-29.7.2016. Deputy Executive Directors are: 4.-8.7.2016 Environment Secretary Anni-Helena Ruotsala, tel. 010 8393 184, mobile 050 5999 725 11.-29.7.2016 Deputy Legal Secretary Kalle Varis, tel. 010 8393 187, mobile 050 384 70 40 and 1.-8.8.2016 Secretary for Education Policy Ulla Aikio-Puoskari tel. 010 839 3112, mobile 040 […]