- A Truth Commission is currently investigating historical wrongdoing against the Sami, the indigenous peoples of a large area of land stretching across parts of Norway, Sweden, Finland and Russia.
- The commission aims to shed light on how previous Swedish policies impacted, and in some cases continue to impact, Sami people in Sweden.
- “In a democracy, if you don’t know anything about a certain issue, you cannot have a discussion on how to tackle it,” says legal expert Marie B Hagsgård, one of the commissioners.
Related stories from around the North:
Finland: Sami Parliament in Finland agrees more time needed for Truth and Reconciliation Commission preparation, Eye on the Arctic
Greenland: Danish PM apologizes to Greenlanders taken to Denmark as children in 1950s, Eye on the Arctic
Norway: Can cross-border cooperation help decolonize Sami-language education, Eye on the Arctic
Sweden: Sami in Sweden start work on structure of Truth and Reconciliation Commission, Eye on the Arctic
United States: Alaska reckons with missing data on murdered Indigenous women, Alaska Public Media