Skolt Sámi siida council

General information


Saaʹmi siidsååbbar, the Skolt Saami Siida Administration, is the traditional and immemorial self-government regime of the Skolt Saami people.
Siida Administration system includes the joint meetings of the siidas (Njauddâm and Njeäʹllem-Keväjäuʹrr) in Skolt Saami area, which are the highest decision-making organ of the system, as well as siida-specific Skolt Saami councils elected at meetings for three years at a time. Skolt Saami Siida Administration is run by an elected Skolt Saami Trustee, who is elected in every three years.