Indigenous peoples and minorities

The Ministry of Local Government and Modernisation is responsible for the Government’s policy towards the Sami people and national minorities. Click "National minorities" or "The Sami People" to find news articles, press releases and other articles related to this topic. Click "Find document" to search for all documents on government.no related to this topic.

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The foundation for Sámi policy

The foundation for Sámi policy

National laws and international conventions set the obligations towards the Sami population.

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What Defines an Indigenous People?

What Defines an Indigenous People?

No general, internationally accepted definition of indigenous peoples exists. It is typical of indigenous populations that they do not represent the dominant population in the larger society of which they are part, although they may be the population group that inhabited the area first.

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