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UN watchdog says Finland violated indigenous Sami rights

Geneva - Finland has breached the political rights of its Sami population, the UN Human Rights Committee ruled Monday, charging that Helsinki had violated the indigenous people's right to "internal self-determination".

Finnish indigenous Sami seek to end 'exploitative tourism'

Apo - Representatives of Finland's indigenous Sami said Tuesday they would urge holidaymakers to stop visiting igloos and riding husky sleds in Lapland, claiming non-Sami traditions are being passed off as authentic thereby exploiting their culture.

Wildfires, drought hit Sweden's Sami reindeer herders

Stockholm - Sweden's unprecedented drought and devastating wildfires are destroying vital grazing pastureland for indigenous Sami reindeer herders, whose livelihoods are already under attack from mining and logging as global warming changes the face of the Arctic....

Swedish TV hit 'Midnight Sun' shines light on Sami people

Stockholm - "Midnight Sun", Sweden's new blockbuster crime series, has drawn praise for its bloody tale of Arctic Circle murder but also concern over the portrayal of the indigenous Sami people who are its stars.

A reindeer's perilous journey in Swedish Lapland

Dikan - A herd of reindeer moves silently down the mountain, their silver coats and majestic antlers blending into the Swedish tundra as their herder leads them to their winter grazing grounds in the plains below.

Review: Historic buildings and rural customs at the Norwegian Folk Museum Special

Oslo - The Norwegian Museum of Cultural History, also known as the Norwegian Folk Museum, located in Oslo’s Bygdøy Peninsula, is a magnificent display of historic buildings and traditions of urban and rural life stretching from the Middle Ages to the present.

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