Experiences of power sharing between Samis and Norwegians: the Samediggi and the Finnmark law


On April 4, Per Selle, professor at the University of Bergen and Tromsö, will present his new book on the Sámediggi, the Norwegian Sami Parliament. He will show us to what extent this institution has enabled the Sámi people of Norway to achieve greater autonomy. He will also analyse the Finnmark Act which establishes a form of joint management between the Sami communities and Finnmark municipalities in Norway's northernmost province. An arrangement that is similar in many ways to the Eeyou Istchee-James Bay regional government that has been put in place in Quebec. The presentation will take place from 11:30 to 12:30 in Ciéra 0450-DKN and will be given in English.