Government of Finland appointed the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Concerning the Sámi People on October 28, 2021.
The purpose of the truth and reconciliation process is:
- identify and assess historical and current discrimination, including state assimilation policy, and violations of rights,
- find out how these injustices affect the Sámi people and their communities today,
- propose ways to promote links between the Sámi and the state of Finland and among the Sámi people, and
- raise awareness about the Sámi as the indigenous people of Finland.