The Moratorium Office is an advisory service for self-determination. It offers indigenizing solutions for halting colonial power, and assists local communities in establishing moratoria and in empowering self-determination.
A moratorium means that something is halted – for example, a law, action, or process. In the context of Sámi issues, a moratorium can be used to establish that something does not stand (is not in force) in a specified moratorium area. An alienated right can, for example, then be enforced, and moratorium holders can govern the region in their own terms and in ways that are founded upon the traditional Sámi understanding of rights. At the core of declaring a moratorium is an explanation of the unacceptable nature of the status quo, and of the demands and consequences of the moratorium.
The Moratorium Office offers a moratorium kit, with the help of which people can easily establish their own moratoriums and indigenize their regions. The aim of the Moratorium Office’s services is to strengthen the Sámi way of living in and using our region, and to help people live as Sámi for the benefit of nature’s balance.
The Moratorium Office travels in Sápmi and the world during 2018, and also offers its services close to people. The Office sells moratorium signs at cost. If you wish to buy a moratorium sign, please contact the staff at the moratorium office.
If you have questions, you are welcome to contact us on Facebook www.facebook.com/moratoria, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or on our website. We will do our best to help you with your moratorium.