A flag in front of the Swedish parliament.
The Sami flag is the official symbol for the indigenous people, in Sweden, Norway, Finland and also Russia. Credit: Christine Olsson/TT

Call for more indigenous protection on Sami national day

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Wednesday is the Sami national day in Sweden, raising the profile of the indigenous group which lives across an area of the north stretching from Norway to Russia.

Sweden now has a Sami national assembly and broadcasts radio in Sami, but the way of life for Sami people is still not fully protected.

The country has still not ratified a UN convention on indigenous rights from 1991, despite being a driving force behind the initiative at the UN level.

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