Sami the indigenous people of the North…

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SAMI IN SWEDEN

Archaeological finds suggest that the Sami people have lived in the Arctic region for thousands of years. The Sami today maintain their rich culture and long-established traditions, but are as much part of modern society as any other person in Sweden.

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The reindeer remains a strong symbol of the Sami culture.
Photo: Staffan Widsttrand/imagebank.sweden.se

Preserving indigenous culture in the Arctic

Sami country – known as Sápmi – stretches across the northern part of Scandinavia and Russia’s Kola Peninsula. The Sami have been recognised by the United Nations as an indigenous people, giving them the right to preserve and develop their crafts, language, education, reindeer husbandry, traditions and identity. There is no census for the Sami, but the population is estimated at around 80,000 people, spread over four countries with approximately 20,000 in Sweden, 50,000 in Norway, 8,000 in Finland and 2,000…

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