Land use rights a key issue in this year’s Sami parliamentary elections in Sweden

The Sami Parliament in Sweden in the Arctic city of Kiruna. (Eilis Quinn/Eye on the Arctic)
  • On Sunday, members of Sweden’s indigenous Sami cast their ballots in the elections for the Sami Parliament.
  • The Parliament is both a politically elected body as well as a state agency, which works for increased self-determination for Sami people.
  • Radio Sweden spoke to Umea University professor Camilla Sandstrom”, who points at land use rights as a decisive question in this year’s election.
Radio Sweden

For more on the issues that animated the Sami elections this year, listen to Radio Sweden’s full report.

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Norway: The Arctic Railway – Building a future or destroying a culture?, Eye on the Arctic

United States: Conservation groups sue government over Alaska mining road, The Associated Press

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