Climate justice in Sápmi: Sarakka Gaup & Mio Negga
The indigenous Saami live in the Arctic regions of Sweden, Norway, Finland and Russia, at the frontlines of climate change. Mio Negga and Sarakka Gaup have toured with a play to speak their truths about these issues in Sápmi, as a way to heal and move towards a better future. Like many other indigenous people, exploitation of nature, racism and rules imposed by profit-driven, colonialist power structures inflict great harm on Saami communities. Climate change connects to the loss of nature and identity and are seen as a key factors driving high suicide rates in Sámpi communities. In this video, Saami people speak their truths about what climate justice means to them.