Sweden sets up a truth commission to investigate abuse against the Sámi

Sami FlagThe Sámi Flag. Photo: Thom Reijnders on Unsplash

Sweden has decided to set up a truth commission to map and investigate abuse of the Sámi population in the country.

“The government has a responsibility to increase knowledge about the abuse, violations, and racism that Sámi people have been and are being exposed to,” said Minister for Culture and Democracy Amanda Lind in a press release.

The commission will also propose measures that contribute to redressing and reconciliation and promoting a vibrant Sámi community. The work must be delivered by December 1, 2025.

A truth and reconciliation commission has also been established in Norway to investigate the Norwegianization policy against the Sámi, Kvens, and Norwegian Finns. It was appointed by the Storting in 2018 and is led by Dagfinn Høybråten. The deadline for their work is June 2023.

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