Outside, silent pine forest gently sways in the wind. Inside, warmth from smiles, people and films, north and south. Last week the horizon has welcomed the sun, opening the skies to a prism of colors. Inspiration from the deep night to the light.
How does Sami international solidarity looks like? This was the central issue discussed at the workshop held last week by the Forum of Development and Cooperation for Indigenous Peoples, hosted at the Center for Northern Peoples in Manndalen, in Northern Norway. Here is a short about what was discussed.
‘We need to be bold’ she says, ‘and ask ourselves if we are doing nothing but the best to protect biodiversity in the Arctic’. Standing tall, albeit small, Aile Javo from the Saami Council carries on; ‘Are we doing all we can, are we doing the right work with the Arctic Council?’