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King Harald attends ceremony for handover of important Sami document

Posted On: 8 Dec 2021   |   Posted By: Royal Central

King Harald was present when the important and symbolic document “Lappekodisillen” came home to the Sami archive in Kautokeino, 270 years after the signing of the border treaty between Norway and Sweden. The Norwegian monarch is also a monarch over the Sami people living in the northern part of the nation.
King Harald was welcomed with a traditional Sami song and flowers when he arrived at the Sami science building for the presentation ceremony on Tuesday afternoon. State Secretary Haugsbakken from the Royal Norwegian Ministry of Culture made the symbolic presentation to Sami Parliament President Aili Keskitalo, who received the document on behalf of the Sami people. The document has so far been stored in the National Archive in Oslo, but the Sami archive at Sami University College in Kautokeino is now the new home for the document.
The traditional Sami song called “joik” was performed during the ceremony. There were speeches by the President of the Sami Parliament, State Secretary Haugsbakken from the Royal...

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