Sami Rights in the Nordics

  • Date: –19:45
  • Location: Zoom https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81968814567
  • Lecturer: Åsa Larsson Blind, one of the Vice-Presidents of the Sami Council. She has been active in several Sami organisations in Sweden. Larsson Blins is also currently the president of the the National Union of the Swedish Sámi People.
  • Organiser: UF Association of Foreign Affairs and Uppsala Forum on Democracy, Peace and Justice
  • Contact person: Daniel Hedlund
  • Föreläsning

In this lecture, Åsa Larsson Blind will be discussing the Sami people and what the current situation is like in Sweden, as well as what it is like for Sami living in other areas.

The Sami are indigenous people that have and are living in areas which extends across Sweden, Finland, Norway and Russia. There are at least 20 000 Sami in Sweden, and although recognised as an indigenous group by Sweden in 1977 and thus been granted special protection and innate rights under Swedish law, they have continued to suffer from discrimination both socially and politically. In this lecture, Larsson Blind will be discussing the Sami people and what the current situation is like in Sweden, as well as what it is like for Sami living in other areas.

Sami Rights in the Nordics