Pekka Aikio

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Veli Pekka Olavi Aikio (born September 21, 1944 in Sodankylä, Finland) served as the president of the Sami Parliament of Finland for three terms from 1996 to 2008. Aikio's most important cause as a politician was land rights.[1] Pekka Aikio is also a member of the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) working group and works in close co-operation with the Greenpeace organizations of various countries,[2] [3]

Aikio is the son of a Sámi reindeer herder. Having studied biology at the University of Oulu, he graduated with an M.A. in 1986.[4]


  1. ^ Mäntyranta, Hannes (2004-03-25). "Tarkoitus ja pyhittävät keinot". Talous-Sanomat. Retrieved 2009-06-27. 
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  3. ^ 15.12.2003, Mr Pekka Aikio and Greenpeace
  4. ^ Kuka kukin on 2007, Otava 2006