Permalink: https://media.greenpeace.org/archive/Portrait-of-Per-Mikael-Utsi-27MZIFVUGBFX.htmlConceptually similarPortrait of Per Mikael UtsiGP04KYWCompleted★★★★Portrait of Stefan MikaelssonGP04KYKCompleted★★★★Portrait of Stefan MikaelssonGP04KYXCompleted★★★★Portrait of Matts BergGP04KYVCompleted★★★★Portrait of Matts BergGP04KYUCompleted★★★★Portrait of Jouni LukkariGP04KYOCompleted★★★★Portrait of Jouni LukkariGP04KYPCompleted★★★★Portrait of Bill ErasmusGP04KYFCompleted★★★★Portrait of Josefina SkerkGP04KYMCompleted★★★★View AllGP04KY7Portrait of Per Mikael UtsiPer Mikael Utsi, President of the Board, Swedish Sami Parliament, Sametinget, participating in “The Peoples’ Arctic: Unified for a Better Tomorrow” conference. His quote in the image reads: “We are the Sami people and we want to be Sami, without being neither more nor less than other people in the world. We have throughout the history survived and lived in Sápmi, and we have a culture that we want to continue to thrive.”Locations:Europe-Kiruna (city)-SwedenDate:12 May, 2013Credit:© Christian Åslund / GreenpeaceMaximum size:1798px X 1200pxKeywords:Eye contact-Faces-Graphics (Record Type)-Headshots-Indigenous People-KWCI (GPI)-Men-Oil (fossil fuel)-Oil (Industry)-Oil exploration-One person-Portraits-Sami-Save the Arctic (campaign title)-TextShoot:People's Arctic Conference PortraitsPortraits of indigenous people participating in the conference “The Peoples’ Arctic: Unified for a Better Tomorrow”, the second such conference hosted by the Save the Pechora Committee and Greenpeace, meant to connect Indigenous communities from around the Arctic and foster better relationships between Indigenous Peoples and environmental groups.On the eve of the Arctic Council meeting taking place on the 15th May 2013, 15 more Indigenous groups and individuals have signed onto a joint statement rejecting oil development in the Arctic. The coalition now includes major Indigenous organisations from every Arctic state, including two organizations that are permanent participants on the Arctic Council. The move demonstrates that there is growing opposition to Arctic oil drilling amongst the Indigenous communities who will be most affected by the industrialisation of their territories and would feel the first impacts of an oil spill.