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Sami Center against discrimination and racism

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Welcome to Verddeviessu!

Sami organization against discrimination and racism

Sami

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We are working for diversity and against discrimination and against racism. We are also active in Human Rights. We are here for Sami who are victim of discrimination and racism in Sweden.

We offer free support and free legal advice to Sami who have been exposed for discrimination or racism.

We also offer information and education about discrimination, racism and diversity.

In addition, we will work with public opinion.

We also want to influence decision-makers so that discrimination and racist laws will be changed to adapt to conditions in the north of Sweden.

We also want to influence decision-makers to introduce new concepts of discrimination such as discrimination of the Sami language.

An important part of our work are documenting racism and documenting discrimination against Sami.

More about our business, you can read in our Goals and Vision for Verddeviessu, and in our Programmes for 2012 and 2013.

Our geographical area is primarily the entire Sami region. But we are also carrying out activities of Sami outside the traditional Sami area.

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Verddeviessu Blog

Now largest blog of discrimination in Nothern Scandinavia

The blog provides information on current events relating to discrimination and racism against Sami.

Read more at

www.verddeviessu.blogspot.com

 

Hate crimes against Sami is not included in the statistics

New Project

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Today the Saami People is the most hidden ethnic group in the statistics on hate crimes in Sweden. Much because many hate crimes against Saami is not  included in the Swedish government statistics. Also the rules on hate crimes is written for South Sweden.

 

Structural racism against Sami

None Sámi road signs

Photo Jørn Tomter/Finnmark Reiseliv (Bilden har ingen anknytning till innehållet i artikeln)

Verddeviessu is protesting against the State Road Company*s decision that roadsigns in Saami language could not be set up for the city of Ornskoldsvik. The city has been called for several hundred years Orrestaare in Saami language. It is also likely that the Swedish name Ornskoldsvik derived from the Saami name Orrestaare. Most of the Swedish name for places in Northern Sweden has a history from the Saami language like Skellefteå, Umeå, Luleå, Kiruna, Jokkmokk and so on. The Swedish state roadcompany says that they not found the Saami name Orrestaare in old Swedish maps. According to the Swedish state road company it does't matter that Saami arrived to the place several hundred years before the Swedish It also doesn't matter that reindeer hearding is carried out just outside the city. The most important is the names in old Swedish maps!

 

Norway push for ban of the Saami dress.

Februari 2010

The proposal to ban same dress in Norwegian courts comes after Norwegian Courts Service initiated a study on the use of "hijab" and "other religious and political garments" in Norwegian State. The basis is that a Saami judge with a Saami dress can be perceived as not being objective!

 

Sweden's biggest blogger stop racism against Sami

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One of Sweden's biggest bloggers are Jinge!
The Socialist party leader Lars Ohly has even stated that it's one of his favorite blogs. Jinge blogs daily about politics with daily photos. The blogger is otherwise known as Jan-Inge Flucht.

Jinge wrote in his blog about meat production. Comments he had had a direct anti-Saami touch with racist elements.

Jinge writes on his blog "
it is scary all the comments I received. Several of those who commented expressed racist concerning the Saami. One person from City of Kiruna was so hateful towards the Saami that I was forced to block him completely from commenting.

Here you can read
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Racism on Internet against the Saami increases according to Professor

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 For not so long ago it was published a video clip on You Tube who urged the Saami to take their own life - the world will be better then. Recently opened a discussion group on Face Book entitled "Eliminate all the Saami". There are many forums and websites with anti-Sami slogans and statements to read. Now, says Professor Päivi Tiilikka at Helsinki University, that racism on Internet against Sami will increase.

 Read more here

Source: NRK 

 

 

Road company against Saami racism

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The road company has made several efforts to combat racism against Saami. In the Town of Kiruna managed the road company very good. The name Kiruna comes from a Saami word "Giron" meaning ptarmigan. The Sami language road signs Giron (Kiruna) was painted over or destroyed over and over again for a long time. However, the road company did not give up. As soon as a Sámi road signs destroyed the road company put up a new one.  So, now is the Sami language road signs untouched. At least right now ....

The road company should have a Anti-Racist price!

 

Sami fishing rights is now a case for Ombudsman of discrimination

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A Saami woman from the Village of Storuman and alternate member of the Saami Parliament has reported the County Administrative Board in Västerbotten for discrimination. The background is that the Sami have rights to land and water under the Reindeer Husbandry Act. However, only the reindeer-herding Sami Sami may exercise the rights. When the Saami woman asked for rights to fishing she was denied. She says that Sweden is discriminating her because she is not a reindeer hearder. (Also all traditional Saami fishermen has no traditional fishing rights according to Swedish law).


Read more here

Source: Sveriges Radio P4 Västerbotten

 

New film about racism against Saami

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Photo: P.A. Carlsen/Rica Hotels Finnmark (Bilden har ingen anknytning till texten)

The journalist Guro Saniola Bjerk wanted to make a film about what people in northern Norway like Saami or not. It was not easy. As soon as she started with the first film shots, she was threatened to be murdered. If the film was shown, she would also be killed. Moreover, few people wanted to set up publicly. But it became a movie to end. The film reveals a frightening reality of what people in the Northern Scandinavia has for perceptions of the Saami. You can read more about the film and threats in the newspaper Nordlys (Northern Lights).

Source: Nordlys

 

The Swedish Ombudsman of discrimination accusing the Swedish government of discrimination against Saami

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The Ombudsman of Discrimination (DO), Katri Linna, says in an article in Svenska Dagbladet January 10, 2010 that the government of Sweden discriminating the Saami People.

You can read more here.

Source: Svenska Dagbladet

 

Saami Children exposed to racism

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I the northern Norwegian newspaper Alta published information that Saami children becomes "grossly bullied at school."

Racist bullying in schools is more than just a problem at school. It is a social problem. It is worse when racism is reflected in children's behavior.


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Source: Alta Post

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Links of human rights

Now the largest Scandinavian link collection

Verddeviessus link collection of human rights has now become the largest in Scandinavia.

 

Hate crimes against Saami

New Project

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There is no information today about hate crimes against Saami. Verddeviessu plans to issue information in Sami language about "hate crime".

 

Big support for Verddeviessu

New Project

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A large number of authorities, county councils and municipalities have made contributions to Verddeviessu to start up a long-standing activities against combating discrimination and racism against the Saami.

 

 Threats to massacre Saami school children

January 2010

PhotoJørn Tomter/Finnmark Reiseliv (Bilden har ingen anknytning till innehållet i artikeln)

On the Internet forum www.4chan.org published in January 2010 the threat of massacre against all Saami school children who attend a secondary school in Tromsø, northern Norway. Throughout secondary school was closed immediately and all students were sent home. On the Internet forum was a photo collage with pictures of high school, map of Tromso, weapons to use and the "massacre target" was the Saami People.

The threat demonstrates the importance of preventive work in schools about discrimination and racism.

Here you can read more and more!

 

Racism stops the Saami Radio

Giving up against racism?

The Norwegian Sámi Radio NRK Sámi Radio had on its website the option to comment on news. This has meant that news reports have become richer and deeper with more details as well as opportunities for the public to speak up on various Saami questions. In fact, NRK Sámi Radio has become perhaps the largest Sami blog forum.

But, The Norwegian Sami radio stops now every opportunity to comment on various elements.

The reason is that more and more anti-Saami comments with racist messages against Saami.

 

Facebook Group who wants to eliminate all Saami

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On Facebook is the new group who want to eliminate the Saami. The group's slogan is "This fucking pack that requires rights!" The group was opened by a Swedish pearson who wants a cleaner Sweden?

Do you have Facebook, you can read more about the group here

 

Norwegian Saami Parliament works against racism

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Norwegian Sami Parliament is planning during 2010 to start a pre-project on racism against Saami.

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Source: Sami Parliament

 

 

The Board of Saami Schools says that Saami children are discriminated

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Photo: P.A. Carlsen/Rica Hotels Finnmark (Bilden har ingen anknytning till texten)

The chairman of the saami Schools board strongly criticizes the Swedish government in a press release: "The Swedish television series "Our dark history" gives reason to reflect on history, but also about the school policy of Sweden of today against the Saami people. The right to learn their language, their history and their traditions is a matter for the Swedish children, but not for all Sami children...."

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Source: Sametinget

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The webbpage is updated every day!

Read also Verddeviessu Blog - Now the most populare blog about discrimination in Northern Scandinavia!

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The webbpage is updated every day!

Read also Verddeviessu Blog - Now the most populare blog about discrimination in Northern Scandinavia!