No, thank u, next – The Saami are heavily burdened with Western science, so what?

It has been claimed that the Saami are one of the most researched people in Western science. Regular attempts to collect personal and intimate data from the Saami has caused both research fatigue and suspicion toward scholars who are not familiar with indigenous methodology and its ethical requirements.

My message to Norway: Stop the mine or don’t mind the Saami reconciliation either

This blog post deals with the decision by the Norwegian Government to allow Nussir company to extract copper in Arctic region, Finnmark. The indigenous Saami have protested the project since mining in that region endangers both the reindeer migration routes and fish populations. I argue that the mine also damages the credibility of Norway's Truth and Reconciliation Commission.

Pirkka-Pekka Petelius pyysi saamelaisilta anteeksi – Poliittisten irtopisteiden keruuta vai aito sovinnon ele?

Marraskuussa 2019 Vihreiden kansanedustaja Pirkka-Pekka Petelius pyysi anteeksi saamelaisilta rasistisia sketsejä, joita hän oli esittämässä saamelaisista 1980- ja 1990-lukujen taitteessa. Tässä kirjoituksessa arvioin Peteliuksen anteeksipyynnön onnistumista.