The Sami Parliament: Institutionalizing Indigenous Politics in Norway

Date:
Friday, March 29, 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm
Location:
5-175
Campus:
Prince George

Global Friday Presents
Co-sponsored with the Northern Studies Program

Dr. Per Selle
Professor
Department of Comparative Politics
University of Bergen

ABSTRACT:  This presentation will discuss how Sami politics has developed since the start in 1989, institutionalizing a new public space for the Sami, an Indigenous people in Norway. It is important to note that these developments are occurring in a unitary welfare state with a strong emphasis on universalism and individualism.  The growth of Sami self-determination and power through different self-rule and shared-rule arrangements within such a state structure is not an obvious thing. In trying to explain why the strengthening of Sami power has been possible, I will also look to Canada and to changes taking place in international law.

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