THU—April 18—6-8 PM




On April 18, join us for a screening and film panel exploring how Arctic Indigenous peoples have battled against climate change through films and other media from the perspective of Free, Prior and Informed Consent.

Arctic Indigenous peoples have a rich storytelling tradition that is still vivid and active. The stories have played an essential role in maintaining sustainable living in the Sámi and other Indigenous people’s traditional living areas — by being in charge of their narratives, these communities create a new future for their peoples. That’s why all Indigenous peoples must have the ultimate right to tell their own stories about climate change in the Arctic tipping points, including ice caps melting, permafrost collapsing, ocean changes and vanishing of the snow.

In today’s program, participants will discuss these topics and more.


Program Introduction:
Liisa Holmberg, CEO, Arctic Indigenous Film Fund

Introductory Remarks:
Kathrine Bødker, Executive Council member for Inuit Circumpolar Council

Indigenous Film Discussion:
Sadetło Scot, Film Director, Tłı̨chǫ Dene, Canada
Emile Hertling Péronard, Film Producer, Inuk, Greenland
Anna Hoover, Film Director, Unangax̂, USA
Kati Eriksen, Film Director, Sámi, Finland
Moderators: Jason Ryle, Canada & Liisa Holmberg, AIFF, Sápmi

Marcus Amerma (2023) | Documentary | 9 min. | Dir. Anna Hoover (Alaska)

Edaxàdets’eetè – We Save Ourselves (2023) | Witness short film | 5 min. | Dir. Sadetło Scot (Canada)

The Past And The Future Of The Arctic (2023) | Witness short film | 6 min. | Dir. Hans Pieski (Sápmi)

Home River (2023)| Documentary | 26 min. | Dir. Kati Eriksen & Scott Thorthon (Sápmi)

Entropy  (2023) |  Documentary | 10 min. | Dir. Inuk Jörgensen (Greenland)

Support has been provided by the International Sami Film Institute, University of the Arctic – UArctic, and Arctic Indigenous Film Fund.

See a panel from the 2023 program “Climate Action — Future Changes” below:


Arctic Indigenous Film Fund AIFF was founded in 2018 at the Indigenous Film Conference in Kautokeino, Norway. The goals of the AIFF are to support, advocate and change financial structures so Indigenous peoples can tell their own stories on their own terms. The founders were the major film institutes and organizations in every Arctic Indigenous area in Canada, Russia, Greenland, and Sápmi.

Photo by Anders Ekholm