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« Les Samis ont beau vivre dans quatre pays différents, ils sont un seul peuple » La présidente du Parlement sami de Finlande, Tiina Sanila-Aikio, met en garde contre les effets néfastes du changement climatique pour la communauté autochtone de Laponie.

« Les Samis ont beau vivre dans quatre pays différents, ils sont un seul peuple »

LE MONDE | • Mis à jour le | Propos recueillis par Alexis Duval Souvent considérés comme la dernière communauté autochtone d’Europe, les Samis peuplent la Laponie. Ils sont environ 100 000 – 60 000 en Norvège, 30 000 en Suède, 10 000 en Finlande et 2 000 en Russie – à vivre sur ce territoire boréal transnational. Une zone d’environ 400 000 km2 où les conditions climatiques sont souvent extrêmes. En visite diplomatique à Paris, la présidente du Parlement sami de Finlande, Tiina Sanila-Aikio, a participé, samedi 4 mars, à une conférence dans le cadre d’un week-end au Musée du quai Branly-Jacques Chirac consacré à la Laponie. Qu’est-ce qui fait des Samis un peuple autochtone ? Quelles sont les compétences du Parlement sami de Finlande par rapport à son équivalent national ? Et qu’en est-il des Samis de Russie ? Theconversation. On Feb. 8 the U.S.

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Army Corps of Engineers reversed course and issued an easement allowing the installation of the Dakota Access Pipeline under Lake Oahe in North Dakota. That decision followed a presidential memorandum indicating that construction and operation of the pipeline would be in the “national interest,” and set the stage for a final showdown over the pipeline’s fate. In response, two Indian tribes, the Standing Rock and Cheyenne River Sioux, filed new motions to halt the pipeline’s construction and operation. After an initial hearing on those motions, the federal judge on the case allowed construction to proceed but will be considering the tribes’ claims before oil will pass through the pipeline under Lake Oahe. Australian National Memorial, Villers‑Bretonneux. On 22 July 1938, King George dedicated this Australian National War Memorial at Villers–Bretonneux with the words, “... it perpetuates the memory of the Australian Imperial Force in France and Flanders, and of 11,000 of them who fell in France and have no known grave.” ...

Australian National Memorial, Villers‑Bretonneux

Enlarge main image Show caption. Cemetery Details. Location Information Villers-Bretonneux is a village 16 kilometres east of Amiens on the straight main road to St Quentin.

Cemetery Details

Villers-Bretonneux Military Cemetery is about 2 kilometres north of the village on the east side of the road to Fouilloy. Visiting Information The tower is closed in bad weather condition. This memorial stands within Villers-Bretonneux Military Cemetery. Access to the tower at the memorial will be restricted during bad weather conditions. Australia Day 2017: What to Know About the Holiday's History. Though many Australians will celebrate their national holiday on Thursday with fun events like barbecue and fireworks, the history behind the Jan. 26 festival is not entirely festive.

Australia Day 2017: What to Know About the Holiday's History

The most basic reason why the national holiday falls when it does, as explained by the National Australia Day Council, is that it marks the day in 1788 when the so-called "Father of Australia," Captain Arthur Phillip, and his "First Fleet" of 11 ships arrived at Sydney Cove and raised the Union Jack. Theconversation. This is part of a series examining Australian national identity, especially around the ongoing debate about Australia Day.

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It is worth noting that Australia Day commemorates the dumping of a cargo of the outcasts of Britain on the shores of the Australian continent. It was not an act of escaping religious oppression, as in the case of America, or the founding of a new political order, as in France. British Australia was the creation of an imperial decision. This meant that strong links to Britain, and the British monarchy, continued well into the 20th century. There were occasional republicans who advocated a so-called independent Australia, particularly in the 19th century, but, if anything, enthusiasm for the British Empire increased in the first half of the 20th century. Australians were Australians, but they were also British. La première femme députée aborigène émeut le Parlement australien.

Dans son discours d’entrée à la Chambre, la travailliste Linda Burney, 59 ans, a rappelé son parcours – semé d’embûches – d’Australienne aborigène.

La première femme députée aborigène émeut le Parlement australien

M le magazine du Monde | | Par Caroline Taïx (Sydney, correspondance) Une peau de kangourou posée sur les épaules. Linda Burney a choisi un habit peu commun pour ses premiers pas au parlement australien. Les Australiens plébiscitent les « saucisses de la démocratie » Obligatoire en Australie, le vote est un moment festif qui va de pair avec la dégustation de saucisses.

Les Australiens plébiscitent les « saucisses de la démocratie »

Un rituel tellement ancré dans les traditions que l’expression « democracy sausage » est entrée dans le dictionnaire. M le magazine du Monde | • Mis à jour le | Par Caroline Taïx (Sydney, correspondance) Alors que 2016 tirera bientôt sa révérence, le Centre du dictionnaire national australien vient de choisir son mot de l’année. C’est en fait une expression : democracy sausage ou « saucisse de la démocratie ».

Son sens interroge tout autant dans la langue de Molière que dans celle de Shakespeare. Convicts and colonisers:the early history of Australia. Thomas Barrett was sentenced to death three times.

Convicts and colonisers:the early history of Australia

His first capital offence was in 1782 when, as a young boy, he was found guilty of stealing a silver watch in London. Barrett’s sentence was commuted and he was despatched instead to the North American colonies. However before his ship had left Britain there was a convict uprising that enabled Barrett to escape. His freedom was short-lived. Barrett was recaptured and the death penalty was again handed down for his actions.