Anomaly of Uk Government Stance on Indigenous People Highlighted

The Scottish Crofting Foundation will present the research project “Crofters; Indigenous People of the Highlands and Islands” at the Parliamentary Crofting Cross Party Group today (27th). The report looks at parallels between Highland crofters and Norwegian Sami and some of the political implications of indigenous status.

Indigenous Peoples legislation has developed in response to the oppression of peoples' language, culture and way of life in colonial and postcolonial societies worldwide. Throughout the world recognition is growing and many indigenous people, including the Sami of north Norway, Sweden and Finland, now have their own elected representatives to determine policies that relate to their way of life.

Article by SCF

27 February 2008

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