In Finland, where Sámi children, like all Finnish children, are entitled to day care and language instruction in their own language, the Finnish government has denied funding for these rights in most of the country, including in Rovaniemi, the largest municipality in Finnish Lapland.
There came a time, however, when there was nowhere else to move, for the foreigners were on all sides of them.
The committee decisions clarify that Sámi are members of a minority within the meaning of Article 27 and that deprivation or erosion of their rights to practice traditional activities that are an essential element of their culture do come within the scope of Article 27.
The Kola Bay and Murman coast, for example, attracted a large number of immigrants because of the abundance of fish in the Arctic Ocean.
In the north Lapland , it plays a major role in the local economy, while its economic impact is lesser in the southern parts of the area.
Works in multiple genres including experimental, documentary, drama, and action.