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This is how the national day of the rom minority group was celebrated - NRK Oslo and Viken - Local news, TV and radio

This is how the national day of the rom minority group was celebrated – NRK Oslo and Viken – Local news, TV and radio

– I thought “Wow”. We people in space can pretend we’re here and don’t have to hide it.

This is what 17-year-old Amorina Lund says.

On Friday morning, she was present when the space flag was hoisted outside Oslo’s Town Hall.

Along with children from the Romano Gera Cultural Center, Lund was also at the Museum of Cultural History.

– very important

Space Day April 8th is a day of celebration of culture and identity.

– For those of us who live in Norway, this day is very important because of what happened in 2015. Then we received an apology after being depressed for many years, says Lund.

The municipality of Oslo has been flying the space flag since 2015.

Photo: Oslo Municipality Photo: Oslo Municipality

Friday’s celebration at the Museum of Cultural History was no accident.

In the same building seven years ago, then-Prime Minister Erna Solberg apologized for the treatment of Norwegian Roma.

– So there are some memories here.

You can read the full apology from the government here.

I was talking about an apology

The 17-year-old works for Romano Kher, which is located in Ryen and is run by Church’s City Mission.

Today I told the children about the long-awaited apology.

They should know that people in space were not always as free as we are today. This is part of our history. It is important to know what happened and what we achieved.

Recently, the minority received its first book on ABC in its own language, Romanian.

Opened last year

At the same time as the apology came in 2015, the government wanted to compensate the Norwegian Roma.

Romano Kher was part of that equity, and it opened in November.

Lund speaks warmly of the center, where the Roman-Norwegians could grow their culture.

– As a 17-year-old girl, I already had the opportunity to participate in the bridge-building service. I think that’s great.

The Norwegian Chambers answer anonymous questions from the audience in the “Don’t Ask It” episode “Norwegian Chambers”. You can watch the full episode on NRK TV.

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