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Date: April 3rd 2016
Source: TeleSUR 

Finland's new Forestry Act is poised to rob Sami people of decision-making control over their homelands.

Sami Indigenous people in Finland are facing an unprecedented assault on their rights and territory as a new Forestry Act threatens to level swathes of the last boreal forest in Europe, home to the native group and unique biodiversity, Global Research reported Sunday.

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By: Emily J. Gertz
Date: March 24th 2016
Source: Takepart.com

A bill being fast-tracked through Finland’s parliament could lead to an explosion in fishing, logging, and mining on state-managed waters and lands, which include more than 30,000 square miles of forest.

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