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Sami Indigenous People Face Unprecedented Land Grab in Finland | News | teleSUR English

4.4.16

Sami Indigenous People Face Unprecedented Land Grab in Finland | News | teleSUR English: Finland has received criticism for never ratifying the International Convention on Indigenous and Tribal Peoples, known as ILO 169, that stipulates the right of Indigenous peoples to free, prior and informed consent of all corporate and development projects on their land.

According to the U.N. Information Center for Western Europe, the Sami in Finland have had the right to self-government over culture and language in their traditional territories.


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