Decolonisation in Europe: Sámi musician Sofia Jannok points to life beyond colonialism

An essay based on an interview with Sofia Jannok
Uneven Earth, 2016-11-09

“Hope. But there will still always be doubt. Anxiety. We can never know if it will be enough. To find the will to live can be a struggle. All we can do is listen, understand, act, and pass the torch, the fire, on to the people who come after us. […] Listening to this story of another world, looking at the world through the grieving eyes of Sámi people, we can find ways to decolonise everyone’s minds and the land we are part of—in Sápmi, Sweden, Europe, and the world.”

Musician, writer, researcher