Crown Princess attends opening of the Sami Parliament

Kronprinsessan vid Sametingets öppnande. Foto: Krister Larsson/Scanpix

The Crown Princess at the opening of the Sami Parliament. Photo: Krister Larsson/Scanpix

On Tuesday 25 August, The Crown Princess attended the ceremonial opening of the Sami Parliament at Kiruna Town Hall.
The opening speech was made by Chair of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, Victoria Tauli-Corpuz from the Philippines, and there was a performance by the choir, Sámi Jienat.

Speeches were also made by Minister for Agriculture Eskil Erlandsson, and Minister for Integration and Gender Equality, Nyamko Sabuni, and Therese Labba, winner of the Sami Parliament election committee's drawing competition for children, "Sami future", was given particular attention.

Kronprinsessan tar emot en gåva vid Sametingets öppnande. Foto: Mattias Forsberg/Stella Pictures

The Crown Princess receives a gift at the opening of the Sami Parliament. Photo: Mattias Forsberg/Stella Pictures