Indigenous Truth Commissions

Date/Time: 25 August 2022, 11:15-12:15
Venue: Kulturhuset and Zoom

Indigenous peoples across the globe have increasingly demanded accountability for the human rights violations that have been committed against them, and in some countries, truth commissions have been set up as a mechanism to document abuses and further reconciliation – including in Norway, where there is an ongoing process to investigate abuses against the Sami and Kven minorities. This roundtable discusses research findings from the Norwegian experience in comparison with findings from the Truth Commissions in Canada and Guatemala.

Participants Include: Rachel Sieder (Center for Research and Graduate Studies in Social Anthropology – CIESAS), Elin Skaar (CMI), Aaron Spitzer (UiB), Elin Monstad (UiB)
Moderator: Dorothee Alberts (LawTransform)


This Roundtable presents ongoing work from the project TRUCOM: The Sami Truth Commission in Norway – RCN 2020 – 2023)