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Publicerad: 05 mar, 2018

Om statliga regleringar av renskötsel och skolgång bland samer

NYHET I en artikel i World Policy Journal skriver doktoranden Charlotta Svonni, vid Vaartoe – Centrum för samisk forskning, Umeå universitet, om hur svenska regeringar i århundraden har reglerat renskötsel och skolgång som ett sätt att kontrollera den samiska befolkningen.

Charlotta Svonni

Ur artikeln: ”The Sámi are the Indigenous peoples of Sweden. For thousands of years, we’ve lived in Sápmi, the Sámi traditional land that extends across northern Sweden, Norway, and Finland, and into the Kola Peninsula in Russia. I belong to a čearru, one of 51 reindeer-herding communities in the Swedish part of Sápmi that is geographically and economically organized around reindeer herding.

I’m not a reindeer herder, but many of my relatives are. The reindeer is central to Sámi culture as a source of food and clothing, and was once used for transportation. It’s also significant in another way—for hundreds of years, the Swedish government has used reindeer to control our society”.

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Redaktör: Per Melander