A legal battle between the Swedish state and a Sami community in the far north is heading to the Supreme Court.
The Sami village of Girjas won a court battle last month with the Swedish state over hunting and fishing rights in its territory.
The appeals court said the group has a “better right” than the state to control the small game hunting and fishing there but not the sole right.
Now both sides are appealing the ruling to the supreme court.
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Greenland: What the EU seal ban has meant for Inuit communities in the Arctic, Eye on the Arctic
Finland: Sami group occupies island in northern Finland to protest fishing rules, Yle News
Russia: More protected lands on Nenets tundra in Arctic Russia, The Independent Barents Observer
United States: When US Senators listen to Arctic voices, only some resonate, Alaska Public Media