Human rights and the Sami People

Preserving the past, protecting the future: Join our discussion about threats facing the Sámi people today

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The Sámi people are an Indigenous community that have inhabited the far north of Europe for thousands of years. Over the years, the Sámi have faced significant human rights abuses and discrimination in Nordic countries due to a long history of racism and forced assimilation efforts. These issues persist to this day, and more recently the 'green shift' has unfortunately resulted in land grabs and has limited their ability to maintain their traditional way of living, putting the younger generation at risk of losing their cultural heritage. Join us for a discussion where our panellists will present their research concerning the threats faced by the Sámi people today.

Organised by the Oxford Human Rights Festival in collaboration with the Migration and Refugees Network.