Tuesday, 28 July 2009
Education for Saame
The Saame, or Sami, the indigenous people of Lapland, have constitutional rights to cultural autonomy. They have their own parliament that has educational influence. For the municipalities located in the Sami areas, pupils learning the Sami language must have the provision of primary education in the language, if requested by the parents. Education in the Sami language, therefore, does exist in the Sami-speaking areas of Lapland.