Sápmi Pride

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Maxida Märak performing at Sápmi Pride
Maxida Märak performing at Sápmi Pride in Karasjok in 2015.

Sápmi Pride is a pride festival with Sápmi focus arranged annually since 2014.[1]


The festival, organised by Queering Sápmi, took place for the first time in 2014 in Kiruna, in Lapland.[2] The festival, which went on for four days, featured a performance by Sápmi singer Sofia Jannok, and a parade of 300 participants which traveled through the central city.[3] The following year, the festival took place in Karasjok in Northern Norway. Maxida Märak performed at the festival[4] and there were workshops with Asta Balto and Erland Elias. The fourth Sápmi pride took place in Inari in Finland in 2017,[5] the first time the event had been held in Finnish Sápmi. The theme of the festival was generations and solidarity, and it featured discussions with journalist Martta Alajärvi, drama director Pauliina Feodoroff. In 2018, Sápmi Pride took place in Östersund in Sweden.


  1. ^ "The world's first ever Sápmi Pride". Swedish Lapland. Retrieved 2019-06-14.
  2. ^ "Världens första Sápmi Pride – bilder! – QX". www.qx.se. Retrieved 2019-06-14.
  3. ^ Lindquist, Hanna Blåhed, Photos by Sara (2014-10-21). "Sweden's Indigenous Sami People Held Their First Ever Pride Event". Vice. Retrieved 2019-06-14.
  4. ^ Larsen, Dan Robert (2015-05-29). "Konsert med Maxida Märak under Sápmi Pride". NRK (in Norwegian Bokmål). Retrieved 2019-06-18.
  5. ^ ""Sápmi may be a quiet place for queer people"". The Independent Barents Observer. Retrieved 2019-06-14.