24.5.2007 Documentary and Panel Discussion: Global Perspectives on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

Last Yoik in Saami Forests

A video reportage for UN by Hannu Hyvönen, Elonmerkki

Panel Discussion: “Consequences of Global Development on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples in Finland and Elsewhere”

  • Reetta Toivanen, Senior Researcher, Humboldt University in Berlin, and Universtiy of Helsinki (moderator)
  • Hannu Hyvönen, filmmaker
  • Pauliina Feodoroff, Saami screen writer and theatre director
    Ronald Niezen, Professor, Canada Research Chair in the Comparative Study of Indigenous Rights and Identity, McGill University
  • Michael Riessler, Researcher, Expert on the Saami movement in Russia, Humboldt University in Berlin

The event was organised by the Centre for Research on Ethnic Relations and Nationalism (University of Helsinki) and the Ius Gentium Association.