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Jenny L. M. (2022-04-17 14:46:19)
Point taken. I can see how prioritizing can leave digging into the land of ago the short end of the stick. The daily bread first.

Having that said:

How would you say the science of epigenetic inheritance of the effects of trauma is impacting on the willingness of investigating these matters, granted the presence of a perception that this particular science is valid? On the condition, of course, that there is established at least some consensus that trauma is, in its different extents and variations, inflicted on the indigenous people (not necessarily all) in the era of the missionaries. I’m aware that there’s also been other events, like the attempts to eradicate both culture and language at the hands of the government later on that could be causing trauma.

Which is leading me to “Sannhets- og forsoningskommisjonen”. How would you rate their mandate and the chances of reconciliation? Is it a fair game or is it rather just make believe?

Best regards,

The willingness of who? The Sámi people absolutely wants such an investigation to happen, so I don’t see the problem. It’s the Norwegians who are resisting it.

There’s still abundant racism against the Sámi, and they’re regularly harassed. But still, the chances of reconciliation seem it should be high anyway if Norway, and Norwegians in general, take the issues seriously. So I wouldn’t say this committee is either of those things yet. Rather, it’s a matter of whether the Norwegians are going to treat it as make-believe or not. If they do, then that’s what it’ll become, and reconciliation will become harder. If they take it seriously, then it will have the actual power to heal, and make reconciliation easier. This is one of those things where it matters less what something is, and matters more what people do with it.