Since the 1970s, Sámi have come together with other ethnic minorities in a global cooperation, for example the World Council of Indigenous Peoples (Gaski 1993). Although Sámi draw on Indigenous scholarship and black scholarship from outside Sámi boundaries, there is one significant difference: labelled the ‘white Indians of Scandinavia’, they are indigenous, but they are not black—Sámi are white. Being of coloured ethnicity carries with it a history of prejudice from whites that is unique, which is why Sámi are often met with suspicion in North America, as noted by Kuokkanen (2006, p. 1): ‘Europe equals White and White equals the settler and coloniser—the well-known figure of “the white man’.
|Number of pages||6|
|Publication status||Published - Jun 2017|
|Event||NIRAKN (National Indigenous Research and Knowledges Network) Race, Whiteness and Indigeneity: An International Conference - |
Duration: 6 Jun 2017 → …
|Conference||NIRAKN (National Indigenous Research and Knowledges Network) Race, Whiteness and Indigeneity: An International Conference|
|Period||6/06/17 → …|