Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Language, Literature, Education and Culture, ICOLLEC 2021, 9-10 October 2021, Malang, Indonesia

Research Article

Fear of Livelihood Disruption: Sapmi Indigenous People Respons to Arctic Infrastructure in Finland

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/eai.9-10-2021.2319673,
        author={Manggala  Ismanto},
        title={Fear of Livelihood Disruption: Sapmi Indigenous People Respons to Arctic Infrastructure in Finland},
        proceedings={Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Language, Literature, Education and Culture, ICOLLEC 2021, 9-10 October 2021, Malang, Indonesia},
        publisher={EAI},
        proceedings_a={ICOLLEC},
        year={2022},
        month={7},
        keywords={fear indigenous infrastructure livelihood disruption resistance},
        doi={10.4108/eai.9-10-2021.2319673}
    }
    
  • Manggala Ismanto
    Year: 2022
    Fear of Livelihood Disruption: Sapmi Indigenous People Respons to Arctic Infrastructure in Finland
    ICOLLEC
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.9-10-2021.2319673
Manggala Ismanto1,*
  • 1: Universitas Brawijaya
*Contact email: manggala@ub.ac.id

Abstract

This study focuses on the encounter between the indigenous Sápmi movement and the Northern Sea Route development project in the Arctic region of Finland. In 2018, the governments of Finland and Norway proposed an Arctic railway to connect the two countries with European and Asian markets via the northern sea shipping line. With strong global support from governments and multinational companies, the plan will practically become a challenge for Sápmi's struggle to win over natural resources in Finland, especially those related to their livelihoods. This research aims to see how local communities respond to this narrative and its praxis based on experiences in dealing with large-scale infrastructure development.