Lapland, the land of the indigenous people of Northern Europe was never a unified state entity. Nowadays this territory is divided between four states - Norway, Finland, Sweden and Russia. Different systems lead to different political attitudes towards national minorities. Russian Sami of the Kola Peninsula have by this situation the least luck. Film recreates a chain of memories and reflections of Kola Sami contrasting yesterday, today and tomorrow. After all the suffering of the last century, about 2000 people continue on their difficult way between cultures, national consciousness, sorrow and hopes.