The sámi people in Murmansk region abolished its Parliament

© RIA Novosti / Pavel to Loveparade in fotobanka in the private sector of the Saami in the Murmansk region. Archival photoThe sámi people in Murmansk region abolished its Parliament© RIA Novosti / Pavel to Lovparade the image Bank

Living in the Murmansk region, the Saami, the indigenous people of the North — at its next Congress abolished the Sami Parliament in connection with the fact that he has not fulfilled its task of dialogue with authorities, said RIA Novosti President of the Association of the Kola Saami Olena Goy.

«The delegates of the IV Congress of indigenous peoples of the North Saami adopted the decision on liquidation of the Council of authorized representatives of the Sami and the Sami Parliament in connection with the fact that these bodies represent the interests of only a few people from among the Saami and did not fulfill the task of establishing a constructive dialogue with the authorities,» said Goy.

The Congress set the task of the Sami Assembly («Had Sobbar») to expand the dialogue with the authorities in the field of socio-economic development of the Sami, said the Agency interlocutor.

«In addition, Congress identified the following areas of work of the Sami Assembly’s Sobbar: protection of the rights and guarantees of indigenous peoples under the current legislation, improvement of legislation in the sphere of the rights of indigenous peoples, the development of international cooperation,» she added.

The Sami are the indigenous Finno-Ugric people, the indigenous people of Northern Europe, living in Norway, Sweden, Finland and Russia (Kola Peninsula).