“I have lived here since the world began.”

Sami Woman If you haven’t stopped by WACC Global’s website in a while, you’re missing out on some gems.

Just last week WACC gave a few words in hono(u)r of International Day of the World’s Indigenous People.   Among other thoughts, WACC affirmed Article 16 of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples which states that “indigenous peoples have the right to establish their own media in their own languages and to have access to all forms of non-indigenous media without discrimination.”

Click here to read the whole thing.

To the far right we see a Sami woman in traditional dress on Norwegian Constitution Day (May 17). The Sami are an indigenous people of far northern Europe who were subject to official state Norwegianization up until the 1980s.

*Title of this post grabbed from a book of the same name chronicling the history of indigenous people in Canada.

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