On the National Day of the Sami people, the Sami flag will fly at Uppsala University. This is a result of the fight of doctoral candidate Åsa Virdi Kroik. More info on the Sami National Day: Viidát - The Sami national day

”I was so happy I cried. I put a lot of myself into this, and to know that people listened and so soon is very unusual and fantastic,” she says to Upsala Nya Tidning. Virdi Kroik is a religious historian and points out that Uppsala University has a problematic history when it comes to its relations to minorities. All Swedish national minorities were deeply vulnerable to the racial biological studies that were conducted at the university, especially the Roma. The Sami National Day is celebrated all across Sameland on February 6, when the memory of the first Sami meeting is being honored. It took place on February 6, 1917 in Trondheim, according to samer.se.

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