Håkan Jonsson was born in 1960 and he is a party leader of the Hunting and Fishing Sámi. He has worked with Sámi politics since 1993 when the Sámi Parliament started in Sweden. In 2013-2017, Mr. Jonsson was Chairman of the Board of the Sámi Parliament, and in 2021 he was elected Chairman of the Board again.
Mr. Jonsson descended from the Klommas family in Vuovosberg. He has worked as a Sámi farmer and teacher and holds a Master of Science in Biology.
I like to run, ski, hunt and fish. In my free time, I like to be with my children or chop wood. I like to move, preferably with running shoes. If you want to invite me to dinner, I'd love to eat elk meat soup!’, Håkan Jonsson says.
The goal of his political work is that all Sámi should be valued equally and have equal rights to land and water.