The main objective of the Youth Council is to promote the cultural and language rights of Sámi youth around Finland and to strengthen Sámi youths’ sense of belonging to the Sámi culture. The Youth Council also prepares statements, initiatives and other declarations for the Sámi parliament which relate to Sámi youth or their living conditions.

The Youth Council acts under the Sámi Parliament.

The Sámi Parliament website offers more information about the operations of the Sámi Parliament, Sámi languages and culture and the situation of Sámi in Finland.