Sámi Parliament of Sweden
Sámi Parliament in Sweden
|Founded||1 January 1993|
|Preceded by||Swedish Sámi Council|
Daniel Holst, Hunting and Fishing Sámi
|Sámi Parliament of Sweden Building|
The Sámi Parliament of Sweden (
The Sami Parliament Act, Sametingslag (1992:1433), established the Swedish Sami Parliament as of 1 January 1993. By law, the first official elections were held on 16 May 1993. Its first session was opened by the King of Sweden,
Swedish Governmentupon the proposal of the Sami Parliament.
The 2021 Sámediggi Election was held on 16 May 2021, with 9220 people registered as voters, mostly living in Norrbotten or Västerbotten.
Sweden has taken this active part for two reasons:
- to recognise the Sámi minority as an indigenous people to distinguish it from other minorities;
- to raise the Sámi majority democracysystem, i.e., the group with the most votes wins.
Sámi Parliament is democratically elected and acts as an autonomous authority. Sámi inhabitants have a vote, in addition to the regular elections in Sweden, to elect representatives to the Sámi Parliament if:
- they identify as culturally or ethnically Sámi, and either
- they speak a Sámi language, or
- they have had or have a parent, or grandparent, that speaks or spoke a Sámi language
- List of Chairpersons of the Sami Parliament of Sweden
- Sámi politics
- Sámi Parliament of Finland
- Sámi Parliament of Norway
- Sámi Parliament of Russia
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