The mining industry in Sápmi
The Swedish Sami Association and Vaartoe-Cesam Centre for Sami Research invite you to a seminar to discuss the ongoing mining boom in Sápmi.
Local people, organizations and associations are protesting against the planned mining districts. They believe that the current mineral law of 1992 is toothless and does not protect the reindeer industry. The Sami, as an indigenous people in the EU, mean that the growing mining industry threatens both reindeer herding and the Sami culture.
Matti Berg, Sami Parliament Politician
Marie Persson, one of those who are fighting against a mine in Rönnbäcken
representatives from the Mining Inspectorate and activists, researchers and mining opponents
Picture: The Svarträsk mine in Storuman. Photographer: Tor Lundberg Tuorda.
|Wednesday Nov 12 2014 08:00 - 16:30||Bildmuseet|
Organizer: Vaartoe-Cesam Centre for Sami Research, Umeå University and Swedish Sami Association (SSR) with support from the Sami Parliament's Culture Committee and Umeå2014
Part of a project: The Sami society in the past and present