Power and resistance – where are the Sami women?

Last week a conference titled “Power and Resistance: What is the impact of gender concerning relations between minorities and majorities?” was held at the University of Oslo. The titles of the keynotes reflected the timely themes of the conference: feminist coalition building, power relations and minority policy in Norway, multicultural and gender equality challenges, feminist responses to Muslim women. While “minority women” – (i.e., women of colour, a term apparently non-existent in the Nordic feminist/anti-racist parlance) – were fairly well represented, there was no mention, never mind presence, of Sami women on the plenaries.

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