Cultural Unit

"The Saami Council promotes a holistic Saami cultural policy."

Saami Council Annual Operational Plan 2015 


To maintain, challenge and develop the Saami civil society in general and cultural activities specifically is the cultural policy of the Saami Council. The Saami Council aims to strengthen both traditional and modern Saami culture.

The Saami Council handles an annual cultural fund for the support of Saami cultural activities. The cultural committee handles the cultural fund. The fund provides, amongst other, grants to literature, project grants, grants for study trips and working grants. The Saami Council especially supports projects with an all-Saami perspective.


The Head of the Cultural Unit is Christina Hætta