Sámi life. Indigenous stuff. Passion for writing (and taking a stance). Writings in English, Finnish and Northern Sámi.
Welcome! I'm Biennaš-Jon Jovnna Piera Helga aka Helga West. I'm an Indigenous Sámi theologian and writer from Deatnu river valley in Sápmi. In this blog, I write cultural essays in English, Finnish and my Native language Northern Sámi. In short, Indigenous affairs are my passion. I work @Helsinki uni where I'm doing my PhD that examines topical Sámi issues connected to reconciliation. I'm a slow thinker and absolutely fanatic about recycling, which drives people around me simply crazy.