foreign influence. Self-determination can also be perceived to protect their traditional land from all kind of industry, mining and energy or forestry projects that are destroyed the natural or cultural beauty of their traditional land. The state is also responsible to protect the traditional land Sami land from all type of industrial revival. The third aspect of self-determination for Sami people is linked that the traditional land need more protection. Self-determination to Sami is that they have influence over their land, water and natural resources which is confirmed with the convention of 169 of the Internal Labour Organization (ILO) which means that the indigenous people have the right to protect their land and natural resources.
Natural resources and right of…show more content… Their culture is related to their past parental memories and traditions. Every single place in their tradition has its own meaning and historical importance. Sami right of self-determination is to promote their traditional culture and strengthen their social institutions, this is how the Swedish government has expressed their view on the traditional and cultural situation of Sami people “The Sami have a long, traditional and historical link to the area and this link is traced back to the time before the creation of the nation state. The Sami are to be considered an indigenous people in Sweden and have the right to demand a special cultural treatment under international law. Sami have special relation with land and water, an indigenous people need other rights than other minorities, foremost self-determination to evolve their culture and identity, the provisions on indigenous population goes further compared to other minorities, concerning land, water and self-determination” (Nationell handlingsplan for de manskiga rattigheterna,Regeringens skrivele 2001, 02:83, p