Gávnnadeapmi 2015 Declaration

We, indigenous reindeer herding youth from Norway, Sweden, Finland and Russia, gathered in Inari, Finland between 17 – 20 September 2015 to discuss climate and land use change and adaptation actions in the Barents region, Note that indigenous peoples are self-governing peoples, who have the right to self-determination and traditional lands, Note that over time […]

Programme for Gávnnadeapmi 2015

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Wednesday 16th September: Arrival to Inari Accommodation at Lomakylä Inari. 19.00 – Reindeer herding youth meet and prepare presentations of current situation, challenges and solutions for strengthening reindeer herding. Thursday, Sep. 17th: Current Situation in Reindeer Husbandry and Arctic Change 9.00 – 9.30 Opening Remarks from Organizers Introducing the Participants 9.30 – 10.00 World Reindeer Husbandry […]

Gávnnadeapmi 2 is upon us!

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Young reindeer herders are gathering for Gávnnadeapmi 2 in Aanaar (Inari), Finnish side of Sápmi, on the 17th to 19th of September. Register quickly, the deadline is on August 14th! Register with your country’s responsible youth organisation. Sweden:, in Norway to the leader of NBR youth board:, in Finland: Participants should be from 18 to 30 […]

Support the ratification of ILO 169 in Finland!

ILO 169

Around Christmas time 2014 we decided to start a social media campaign for the ratification of ILO 169 in Finland so regular people could show their support too! ILO 169 is one of the International Labour Organization conventions, made to create an international framework and a legal instrument for protecting Indigenous peoples and our rights. […]


Friday, 10 May Travelling day from Finland to New York   Sunday, 11 May 9 a.m.-6 p.m. GIYC Preparatory Meeting for the 13th session of the UNPFII @Taipei Cultural and Economic Office in New York   FIRST WEEK   Monday, 12 May 8.30 a.m.-11 a.m. GIYC meeting @North Lawn Building, 2nd floor 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Opening of the session @Temporary […]

Rákkasorda Declaration

Approved by the Rájehis youth conference, a gathering of the four Sámi youth organizations Sáminuorra, Noereh!, Suoma Sámi Nuorat and Sámi Nurash in Rákkasorda, Sweden on May 25th-27th, 2012. The Rájehis youth conference reminds Norway, Sweden, Finland and Russia (hereby addressed to as “the States”) that we, the Sámi people, are the owners of the […]

TAJ speech in our side event

First of all, I would like to recognize the Youth Council of Finnish Sámi Parliament, The Finnish Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Permanent Mission of Finland to the United Nations for a good co-operation to make this side event possible. I would also like to show special thanks to minister Stefan Wallin, ambassador Jarmo […]