Laiti has been active in Saami civil society since she was 16 years old. In recent years she has been organizing community resistance against mining projects in her hometown of Kallak/Gállok, advocating for climate justice in Sápmi, working with local Saami communities to build and strengthen Saami self-determination, and creating post-apocalyptic worlds-to-be. Laiti’s artivisim is guided by principles of anti-coloniality, Indigenous futurism, Saami traditional knowledge, as well as her love for her people and the land. She incorporates techniques derived from duodji (Saami art, craft, and design), culture jamming, community action, and performance art. Her vision is to live as part of a free Indigenous people. Her passion is justice—not just for her community—but for all of creation.
Photo credits: Jenni Laiti by Carl-Johan Utsi