Girjas Sami village in Sweden wins case for land rights against Sweden

February 3, 2016 • Alena GerasimovaChallenges, Reindeer Herders

Matti BergAs reported in Sameradion & SVT Sapmi today: Matti Berg is in tears since the Girjas Sami village (sameby) have won their case against the state.

Girjas Sami village has won the case regarding the management of hunting and fishing in the area. The verdict was made today in Gällivare District Court, which is indeed an important principal decision for indigenous peoples.

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