Matti Morottaja

Matti Morottaja

Matti Heikki Ilmari Morottaja eli Kuobžâ-Saammâl Matti, (b. December 28, 1942 in Sammuttijärvi, Finland) is an Inari Sámi author, teacher and member of the Sami Parliament of Finland, serving as president for six years. He has served as president of the Inari Sámi Language Association since its foundation. His sons, Petter and Mikkâl, have also promoted the use of Inari Sámi in their own way: Petter as the editor-in-chief of Kierâš, a digital weekly in Inari Sámi and Mikkâl as the first rapper to rap in Inari Sámi in the world. Morottaja received the Mikael Agricola Prize from the Finnish Cultural Foundation on April 1, 2007.

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