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Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Indigenous Challenges during 400 Years: The Sami of Northern Sweden

Lecture | January 27 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall

Peter Sköld, Professor and Director, Arctic Research Centre, Umeå University, Sweden

Institute of European Studies, Consulate General of Sweden

The Sami are the only acknowledged indigenous people in Sweden, and in the European Union. However, despite the Sami’s attempts to gain recognition and improved rights to use their traditional land, discrimination and derogative attitudes common 400 years ago are still in place today. This presentation offers a historical survey of Sami population development and surveys Sami political...   More >