Niillas Holmberg

Last updated: October 19, 2023

Jalvvi Niillas Holmberg is a Sámi poet, novelist, scriptwriter, and musician from Utsjoki, Sápmi. He has published a novel and six books of poetry, and his works have been translated into more than ten languages. Niillas is a genre-defying musician who works as a vocalist, composer, and lyricist, and has produced six albums.

For many years Holmberg has been involved in several movements against the exploitation of nature, such as mining, in the traditional Sámi areas. Environmental and cultural aspects are the core of his artistic expression and he is known as an upfront spokesman for Sámi and Indigenous rights.

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