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Michiel Brouwer investigates the painful history of race biology as practised among Sweden’s indigenous people. Here are some notes from his blog: “I got caught in a white world. Halfway to my stop in Arvidsjaure some serious snow made it difficult to drive. A reindeer came up on the road, in front of my bus. I’m gonna spend tomorrow finding a family of which I found a photograph in the Racial Biology archives in Uppsala. A modern form of how the Swedish government is treating the Sami is not much better. Not far from here the Swedish government is building an ECO energy park of windmills. A whole Sami village, and their livelihood, the reindeer, are now forced to move because of these plans. ECO friendly plans.”

michielbrouwer.com


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