Sámi people of Finland to launch cultural centre

The Sámi Cultural Centre SAJOS, opening on January 2nd 2012, to be built on the bank of River Juutuanjoki in Inari, in Finland, will become the centre of Sámi culture and administration. The Sami Parliament of Finland will pass to SAJOS, the Parliament reports.

The purpose of the Sámi Cultural Centre SAJOS is to create better possibilities for the Sámi in Finland to preserve and develop their own language, culture and business activities as well as to manage and develop their cultural self-government and to support the development of their general living conditions.



The Sami Parliament of Norway has appointed members to the area boards for reindeer husbandry

The Sami Parliament of Norway has appointed members to the area boards for reindeer husbandry from 2012 to 2015, office of the Sami Parliament reports.

- Area Boards are an important part of management and management of reindeer husbandry. Sami Parliament Council therefore welcomes the Reindeer Husbandry Act mandate allows the Sami Parliament can appoint chairman and vice chairman of the board, - said the Sami Parliament Council member Ellinor Marita Jåma.



Participation in the work of the World congress of finno-ugric peoples in Hungary will be paid

For participation in the VI World Congress of Finno-Ugric peoples in the Hungarian city of  Siófok  in 2012, delegates and observers to the forum will have to pay money. This decision adopted the International Consultative Committee of Finno-Ugric Peoples at a meeting in Siofok on November 25-26. About it the Media Center FINUGOR said Coordinator Committee of Estonia Andres Heinapuu.


Taiga people in the big world

Narym Selkups, also known as “taiga people,” have lived in the Tomsk region since time immemorial. At present, there are slightly less than 1,500 Selkups in the region, their numbers having declined by 400 people over the last ten years.



Ugrian people of Yamal worship the Great Spirit of the Ural Mountains

The national ritual of Ugrian people of the Ob River of Yamal and Yugra will take place in Shuryshkarskiy district of Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Okrug for the first time. The action will take place on the territory of Ovgort village on the sacred lake Yemanglor-Balbanty and will be dedicated to the Great Spirit of the Ural Mountains, the protector of deer herders of Ural Keivur-khoo-akem-iki (means the stone Nenets old man).



PM of Finland: Russia not a Scandinavian democracy

Premier Jyrki Katainen was cautious when commenting on the recent Russian elections, which were followed by protests and reports of vote-fixing, in an interview with YLE radio. He did, however, say that it is important to examine the allegations of ballot rigging.



Named winners of the contest "Leaders of the finno-ugric world"

Became known the names of the winners of the International competition “Outstanding persons of the Finno-Ugric and Samoyedic peoples” (“Leaders of the Finno-Ugric World”). The final round of voting was completed on 7 December 24:00.

According to the provisions of the shares, and the winners are recognized as candidates that won the first seven places in each of the eight nominations of the contest.