Twitter (Petra Laiti): Anti-Saami hatred in this Nordic human rights paradise

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I had the opportunity to interview Petra Laiti in 2017. A steadfast activist for Saami rights, I remember one matter from the interviews: Her clear views and eloquence. She is a gifted leader.

If Finland has a questionable reputation, how it treats Others like migrants and minorities, the Saami is a case in point. In the 1970s, Finland still punished school pupils for speaking their home language.

Laiti said in the interview her advice on how to confront racism and hatred: “Make as much noise as you can! she said.

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