The Swedish Policies on the Sami People in Sweden
John T. Solbakk, The Sami – one People in four countries, Resource Center for the Rights of Indigenous People (updated 2006)
11 Pages Posted: 15 Feb 2013 Last revised: 3 May 2013
Date Written: February 15, 2013
This study is about sami people in swede and the Swedish policy on the sami people. The Sami people are indigenous people of the arctic who are the political borders of Sweden, Norway, Finland and Russia cut their traditional territory today. The Sami traditional homeland- the territory they occupied thousands of years before the Nordic states came into being and colonized the north is called 'Sapmi'(Sami land). The Sami’s predecessors came to northern Scandinavia after the Ice Age 4 and lived as small communities of 20-30 people moving between hunting and fishing ground depending on the season, and with time moved from the coast land towards the Finland. The primary hunted animals were reindeer, moose and bear.
Keywords: Sami people, political ecology, Sweden, Swedish policy
JEL Classification: H50
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