Sámi – Assimination

Domestic title:
Unohdettu Kansa
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Script:
Suvi West
Director:
Suvi West
Producer:
Janne Niskala
Year:
0
FFF support:
€125000
Budget:
€310.953
Description:
Since the white men came to Finland, the Sámi have only been losing their rights. And it seems to get worse year by year. The new laws of the National Board of Forestry, the definition of the Sámi people by the Supreme Administrative Court of Finland, the Parliaments failure to ratify ILO169 (international law package for improving the position of the indigenous people) and the new restrictions of the Sámi’s fishing rights show how the Finns are treating their small minority. These decisions harden the daily life of the Sámi, who mostly live out of the nature. The Sámi are ignored while making these decisions.
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