Swedish Truth Commission begins collecting testimonies from Sami people
- The Truth Commission is now starting to collect testimonies from Sami people about how Swedish policies have affected Sami society.
- The historical oppression of the Sami people has included forced relocation, ‘nomad’ schools for Sami children, and gradual erosion of their language
- The Commission’s task is to record Sami people’s experiences and raise awareness, and by the end of 2025 to propose measures for reparations and that will contribute to a vibrant Sami society.
For more on the beginning of the Swedish Truth Commission, listen to Radio Sweden’s full report.
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