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Gáldu wants to be integrated in the Norwegian National Human Rights Institution

Gáldu’s board of directors has formally resolved that Gáldu shall be integrated in Norway’s new Centre for Human Rights (NHRI). In the same resolution, Gáldu’s chair and director were granted the requisite mandates to continue the integration effort. 


The Nordic Sámediggis: representative bodies for self-determination or expression of state cooptation of Sámi politics

The Sami Parliaments of Finland, Norway and Sweden are often highlighted as good examples internationally of how indigenous peoples’ right of self-determination can be achieved within democratic states, but there are some differences between the institutions when one compare the legal basis, status, authority and mandate of the Sámediggis.

Summary from Colombia University seminar

Gáldu was one of the sponsors of the Colombia University seminar "Indigenous Peoples' Rights and Unreported Struggles: Conflict and peace" arranged 14-15 May 2016.

After the seminar, prof. Elsa Stamatopoulo has written a short summary. The summary you can find here.

Victoria Tauli Corpuz

Indigenous women in particular experience violence and other human rights abuses

The International Women's Day is celebrated on Tuesday 8 March. This is an important day to honour when we know that indigenous women and girls in particular suffer violence and other human rights violations. This information is presented in a report prepared by the United Nation’s Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples, Victoria Tauli-Corpuz, in 2015.

Elsa Laula Renberg (1877-1931)

Sami women paved the way for the celebration of a Sami National Day

On Saturday 6 February, we celebrate the Sami National Day. The background for the celebration was the first large Sami national meeting that took place in the Methodist Church in Trondheim on 6 February 1917. Elsa Laula Renberg together with «Brurskanken Samiske kvindeforening» (Sami Women's Association) were the organisers behind this meeting.