Sami parliament of sweden

The Sami Parliament of Sweden (Sametinget in Swedish and Sámediggi in Northern Sami) is the representative body for people of Sami heritage in Sweden. It acts as an institution of cultural autonomy for the indigenous Sami people.

History

The Sami Parliament Act, Swedish Government upon the proposal of the Sami Parliament.

Responsibilities

Sweden has taken this active part for two reasons:

Voting system

Sami Parliaments are democratically elected and act as autonomous authorities. In each country, Sami inhabitants have a vote, in addition to the regular elections in each country, to elect representatives to their Sami Parliament if:

  • s/he considers himself/herself to be culturally or ethnically Sami, and
    • s/he speaks a Sami language, or
    • s/he had or has a parent, or grandparent, that speaks or spoke a Sami language

See also

External links

  • Sami Parliament of Sweden
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