United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (UNPFII), Statement by Suoma Sámi Nuorat

STATEMENT BY SUOMA SÁMI NUORAT, THE FINNISH SÁMI YOUTH ORGANIZATION 27.4.2017 PERMANENT FORUM ON INDIGENOUS ISSUES, 16th SESSION SPEAKER: Petra Laiti, chair of the organization Thank you madame chair, Distinguished members of the permanent forum, distinguished representatives and leaders, indigenous brothers and sisters, my name is Petra Unni Risten Laiti, and I’m giving this statement on behalf of the Finnish Sámi Youth Organization. I come to you with a message …

United Nations Expert Mechanism on the Rights if Indigenous People’s (EMRIP): Statement on behalf of the Saami Council

10.7.2017 EXPERT MECHANISM ON THE RIGHTS OF INDIGENOUS PEOPLES, 10TH SESSION Agenda Item 3: STATEMENT ON BEHALF OF THE SAAMI COUNCIL Thank you Mdm. Chair, My name is Petra Laiti and I’m delivering this statement on behalf of the Saami Council. The Deatnu agreement, a fishing treaty for the border river between Norway and Finland, has been implemented into effect, drastically decreasing Sámi rights in the area. …