Sami rights not linked to reindeer herds?
A Sami parliamentary committee with representatives from all political parties unanimously recommends that Sami communities include even those who do not own reindeer herds.
The committee also recommends that all Samis have the same hunting and fishing rights and that each Sami shall have one vote - instead of votes depending on the size of the reindeer herds.
Now, Sami communities give legal and voting rights only to reindeer herders.
The Sami parliament is only advisory. The indigenous peoples of the far north live in Sweden, Norway, Finland and northwest Russia.