Sandra Maja West

#Runcop21
Start time:

10 November, 19:22

Distance:

ca 5 km, Jokkmokk, SE

I run for Indigenous peoples all over the world

Mu namma leа Sandra Márjá West, boađan Gáivuonas ja Roavesavvonis. Lean 25 jahkásáš ja logan duoji Johkamohkkis. Mun viegan iežan sámi oappáid ja vielljaid ovddas, ja álgoálbmogiid miehtá máilmmi. Viegan boahttevaš buolvvaid ovddas. Viegan vai mii ain sáhttit eallit sámi árbevieruid mielde. Mun boađan mearrasámi guovllus, áddjá ja mattaráddjá bivddiga meara. Mearra atti borramuža man olbmot dárbbašedje, ja vaikko olbmot ledje geafi dalle, de ii oktage dárbbašan nealgut. Muittan go mánnávuođas vulgen bivdui áhčiin ja áddjáin. Dál dadjet dutkit ahte dorski soaitá johttát davás dasgo mearra lieggana. Ođđa guollešlájat bohtet sadjái, ja muhtimat bilidit ovdelaš balánssa ekosystemas. Vielljat ja oappát, ii dál heive oađđit šat.

I run for Indigenous peoples all over the world

My name is Sandra Márjá West. I’m Sámi and come from Gáivuotna and Roavesavu (on the Norweagian and Finnish sides of Sápmi). I am 25 years old and study traditional Sámi handicraft in Jåhkåmåhkke. I run for my Sámi brothers and sisters and for Indigenous peoples all over the world. I run for the future of generations to come. I run so that we still can live our life and keep our Sámi traditions. I come from a coastal Sámi area, and my grandfather and great grandfather were fishermen. Even though people were poor, they did not lack food thanks to the sea. I remember going fishing with my father and grandfather as a child. Now scientists say that the cod might move north due to climate change and rising temperatures in the ocean. New species come in, and some disturb the natural eco-system. Brothers and sisters, it’s time to wake up.