|Foto: Carl-Johan Utsi|
The nature has been in the center of his life since his childhood. When he grew up the land was his playing field and also his friend. He has done a lot of different things in his life but the only formal education he has gotten is a certificate of apprenticeship in duodji. Some time he also worked as an actor in both Beaivváš Sámi national theatre and Giron Sámi theatre. After that he was a teacher and then went on to work as a fisherman. But the last ten or so years he has been part of the Sámi politics and also defended land and waters in Sápmi and beyond as an activist.
"Many years I have thought, written for my self and spoken with people from all around the world about Indigenous Issues, ways of life and need for self-determination. In Lásságámmi I want to try to gather and structure both my thoughts and writings. And who knows, this could even turn out to be the start of a book or something. I believe that Lásságámmi might provide the peace necessary to dive in to the lake of thoughts. But one can only wait to see"