Min Áigi

Min Áigi
Type Twice weekly
Format Tabloid
Owner(s) Finnmark Dagblad, Kárášjohka-Karasjok Municipality, Norwegian Sámi Association, Samenes Landsforbund, Davvi Girji, local Sámi societies and individual shareholders
Editor-in-chief Svein Nordsletta
Founded May 22, 1993
Language Northern Sámi

Suomageaidnu 14,

9730 Kárášjohka
Circulation 1,177 (in 2006)
Website www.minaigi.no

Min Áigi (Our Time in Northern Sami) is a Northern Sámi language newspaper which is published in Kárášjohka in Norway twice a week. Min Áigi is a continuation of the Sámi newspaper Sámi Áigi, which went bankrupt in 1989. The first issue of Min Áigi was published on 22 May 1993. Although the newspaper's editorial staff and most of its subscribers are from Norway, Min Áigi is intended to be a newspaper for Sámi people throughout the Nordic countries.

Min Áigi has local offices in Deatnu Tana, Guovdageaidnu and Johkamohkki. Its marketing department is based in Leavdnja.

Finnmark Dagblad in Hammerfest is the main stakeholder in the newspaper through the company Min Áigi OS. Other stakeholders include Kárášjoga gielda, the Norgga Sámiid Riikasearvi, the Samiid Ædnansær’vi / Samenes Landsforbund and the publisher Davvi Girji. The editor-in-chief is Svein Nordsletta.


Min Áigi and its rival Áššu announced on August 27, 2007,[1] that they were merging so that a new daily newspaper in Northern Sámi could be launched. The new newspaper would also have a new editor-in-chief. The first issue of the new newspaper Ávvir was released on February 6, 2008, which is Sami National Day.

Both parties consider this merger to be the only economically realistic future they would have, even though the new paper will have higher production costs according to Min Áigi 's chairman Magne Svineng. Áššu and Min Áigi will each own 33% of the new newspaper. The editorial bureaus of the two newspapers have remained in their previous locations of Kárášjohka and Guovdageaidnu.

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