Saami Council's Honorary Award

The Saami Council's Honorary Award is presented to a person, organization, association or institution in honorable recognition of their efforts for the best of the Saami People.

Efforts that

  • strengthen the cohesiveness and sense of unity of the Saami people
  • help to maintain traditions, way of life, way of thinking, language and other immaterial traditions of the Saami
  • maintain and develop the above mentioned also in relation to today's society

The Honorary Award for 2017 was given during the 21st Saami Conference in 2017.

 

The Saami Council's Honorary Award, 1985 - 2017

1985  Áillohaš - Nils-Aslak Valkeapää

1986 Lars Pirak

1987  Iver Jåks

1988  Kathrine Johnsen

1989  Pekka Lukkari

1990  Edel Hetta Eriksen

1991  Matti Sverloff

1992  Mari Boine

1993  Nina Afanasjeva

1994  Samuli Aikio

1995  Aslak Nils Sara

1996  Ella Holm Bull

1997  Anna-Maria Blind

1998  Louise Bäckman

1999  Guoládaga sámesearvi

2000  Mikkel Isak Mathisen Oskal

2004  Nils Jernsletten ja Hans Guttorm

2008  Susanna Angéus-Kuoljok

2013  John Trygve Solbakk, Aage Solbakk, Lemet-Jon Ivvár ja Ingrid Nordal

2017 Ole Henrik Magga