Yoik in Sámi Forests?
(2007, 60 min.) FINLAND
Director: Hannu Hyvönen.
In Sámi and Finnish with English subtitles.
The deforestation of the last remaining wilderness in Finland
threatens the survival of the Sámi reindeer herds. This
documentary, created for the United Nations, brings to light the
impact of logging on the old-growth forests that produce lichen,
the main food source for grazing reindeer. In 2005, Sámi
reindeer herders joined with Greenpeace to establish the Forest
Rescue Station in Inari, Finland, but their international campaign
against the multinational Finnish logging company Stora Enso was
unsuccessful, and the deforestation continues.
Last Yoik in Sámi Forests?; Last Yoik in Sámi