Truth Commission for the Sami People looking to spread knowledge of past injustices

The Truth Commission for the Sami People is conducting meetings and interviews across Sweden. (Erica Sundén/Sveriges Radio)
  • 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.
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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

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