The Sami People in Scandinavia: Government Policies for Indigenous Language Recognition and Support in the Formal Education System

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The Sami People in Scandinavia: Government Policies for Indigenous Language Recognition and Support in the Formal Education System. / O'Dowd, Mina.

Indigenous Education: Language, Culture and Identity. red. / W. James Jacob; Sheng Yao Cheng; Maureen K. Porter. Vol. 1 Springer, 2015. s. 187-205.

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O'Dowd, M 2015, The Sami People in Scandinavia: Government Policies for Indigenous Language Recognition and Support in the Formal Education System. i WJ Jacob, SY Cheng & MK Porter (red), Indigenous Education: Language, Culture and Identity. vol. 1, Springer, s. 187-205.

APA

O'Dowd, M. (2015). The Sami People in Scandinavia: Government Policies for Indigenous Language Recognition and Support in the Formal Education System. I W. J. Jacob, S. Y. Cheng, & M. K. Porter (Red.), Indigenous Education: Language, Culture and Identity (Vol. 1, s. 187-205). Springer.

CBE

O'Dowd M. 2015. The Sami People in Scandinavia: Government Policies for Indigenous Language Recognition and Support in the Formal Education System. Jacob WJ, Cheng SY, Porter MK, redaktörer. I Indigenous Education: Language, Culture and Identity. Springer. s. 187-205.

MLA

O'Dowd, Mina "The Sami People in Scandinavia: Government Policies for Indigenous Language Recognition and Support in the Formal Education System"., Jacob, W. James Cheng, Sheng Yao Porter, Maureen K. (redaktörer). Indigenous Education: Language, Culture and Identity. Springer. 2015, 187-205.

Vancouver

O'Dowd M. The Sami People in Scandinavia: Government Policies for Indigenous Language Recognition and Support in the Formal Education System. I Jacob WJ, Cheng SY, Porter MK, redaktörer, Indigenous Education: Language, Culture and Identity. Vol. 1. Springer. 2015. s. 187-205

Author

O'Dowd, Mina. / The Sami People in Scandinavia: Government Policies for Indigenous Language Recognition and Support in the Formal Education System. Indigenous Education: Language, Culture and Identity. redaktör / W. James Jacob ; Sheng Yao Cheng ; Maureen K. Porter. Vol. 1 Springer, 2015. s. 187-205

RIS

TY - CHAP

T1 - The Sami People in Scandinavia: Government Policies for Indigenous Language Recognition and Support in the Formal Education System

AU - O'Dowd, Mina

PY - 2015

Y1 - 2015

N2 - The Sámi people in Scandinavia have experienced a long history of discrimination, oppression, neglect, ridicule, and theft. Some scholars compare the history of the Sámi with that of the American Indian population. Today the Sámi who live in Sweden, Norway and Finland, together with the Sámi in Russia have managed to improve their situation through concerted efforts, collaboration with one another, and cooperation with the international movement for the rights of indigenous peoples. More recently, the Sami have received support from both the European Union and the United Nations. Despite international support, the right of the Sámi people for self-determination has not been acknowledged by the Swedish, Norwegian or Finnish governments. The Sami’s right to instruction and education in their own mother tongue has not been adequately addressed. Rather government policies in the Scandinavian countries can at best be described as policies for language maintenance, while what is sorely needed are policies that re-vitalize language use among all Sámi and provide support for endangered or nearly-extinct Sámi languages. Much remains to be done for this indigenous people, not the least of which is acknowledgement of right to their land, their hunting and fishing rights and their right to determine if and how their land is to be exploited.

AB - The Sámi people in Scandinavia have experienced a long history of discrimination, oppression, neglect, ridicule, and theft. Some scholars compare the history of the Sámi with that of the American Indian population. Today the Sámi who live in Sweden, Norway and Finland, together with the Sámi in Russia have managed to improve their situation through concerted efforts, collaboration with one another, and cooperation with the international movement for the rights of indigenous peoples. More recently, the Sami have received support from both the European Union and the United Nations. Despite international support, the right of the Sámi people for self-determination has not been acknowledged by the Swedish, Norwegian or Finnish governments. The Sami’s right to instruction and education in their own mother tongue has not been adequately addressed. Rather government policies in the Scandinavian countries can at best be described as policies for language maintenance, while what is sorely needed are policies that re-vitalize language use among all Sámi and provide support for endangered or nearly-extinct Sámi languages. Much remains to be done for this indigenous people, not the least of which is acknowledgement of right to their land, their hunting and fishing rights and their right to determine if and how their land is to be exploited.

KW - self-determination

KW - Sámi. Sámpi

KW - Scandinavia

KW - language revitalization

M3 - Book chapter

SN - 978-94-017-9354-4

SN - 978-94-017-9355-1

VL - 1

SP - 187

EP - 205

BT - Indigenous Education: Language, Culture and Identity

A2 - Jacob, W. James

A2 - Cheng, Sheng Yao

A2 - Porter, Maureen K.

PB - Springer

ER -