SammendragSámi Parliaments in Finland, Norway, and Sweden made their motions of the Sámi Truth and Reconciliation Commission to the governments of their states in 2016 and 2017. The model for this commission comes from Canada. Reconciliation is an ongoing process of establishing and maintaining respectful relationships, as the Canadian Commission defined it in its final report from 2015. The aim of this article is to examine the long reconciliation process and relationships between the Sámi and states since the rise of the Sámi movement. It is also a question of the change of the perspective from outwards to inwards looking, from a formal reconciliation towards real decolonizing work. The Nordic Sámi Convention serves as a new instrument, when ratified between the states and the Sámi Parliaments, to develop Sámi self-determination and land and other rights by the Sámi themselves on their own terms.
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