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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.