The Sami’s Näätämö River Revival: Hope in the midst of Finland’s extractive tsunami

The Sami’s Näätämö River Revival: Hope in the midst of Finland’s extractive tsunami

Finland’s new forestry law is opening up the country’s Arctic north and the territory of indigenous Sami people to mining, forestry and other extractive industries. YLNM Regional Coordinator for the Eurasian Arctic, Tero Mustonen, reports on how the Sami and others are resisting new destruction and reviving healthy ecosystems.  ...

Take Action to prevent the destruction of Sami Forest Lands in Finland

Take Action to prevent the destruction of Sami Forest Lands in Finland

  • Written on: 24 March 2016
  • Posted under: Campaigns

An unprecedented land grab threatens the last old growth forests in Finnish Lapland and the homeland of the Sámi indigenous people if a new Forestry Act legislation passes in the Finnish Parliament next week. Both Indigenous Sámi leaders and Arctic scientists are concerned about the proposed new reforms. All of the Sámi reindeer herding...

Finland: State Forestry Company About to Seize Control of Sámi Indigenous Key Old Growth Forests

Finland: State Forestry Company About to Seize Control of Sámi Indigenous Key Old Growth Forests

21st March 2016 The State Forest Agency “Metsähallitus” About to Seize Total Control of Sámi Indigenous Key Old Growth Forests For Economic Uses If New Law Passes in Finland: Moratorium Is Needed At Once An unprecedented land grab threatens the last old growth forests of Finnish Lapland and the Sámi home area...

Yes to Life, No to Mining Update, December 2014. New film, stories of resistance, interviews, toolkits and actions.

Yes to Life, No to Mining Update, December 2014. New film, stories of resistance, interviews, toolkits and actions.

December 2014. New film launched In Solidarity with communities. Stories of resistance from around the planet. Interviews, toolkits and actions. Friends, Thank you for pledging your support to the Yes to Life, No to Mining movement. Through these occasional dispatches we will keep you updated with inspiring stories of mining resistance from around...