Wednesday is the Sami national day in Sweden, raising the profile of the indigenous group which lives across an area of the north stretching from Norway to Russia.
Sweden now has a Sami national assembly and broadcasts radio in Sami, but the way of life for Sami people is still not fully protected.
The country has still not ratified an International Labour Organization (ILO) convention on Indigenous rights from 1991, despite being a driving force behind the initiative at the UN level.
Related stories from around the North:
Canada: Inuit, Sami leading the way in Indigenous self-determination, study says, CBC News
Finland: UN Committee blasts Finland over electorate ruling for Sami Parliament, Yle News
Norway: Injustices against Sámi, Kven peoples to be examined by commission in Norway, The Independent Barents Observer
Sweden: Report sheds light on Swedish minority’s historic mistreatment, Radio Sweden
United States: Inuit leaders to advance Indigenous human rights, Radio Canada International