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Celebrations of the Reindeer Herders’ Day in Iengra, Yakutia

February 12, 2018 • Alena GerasimovaICR/WRHLeave a comment

Reindeer races in Iengra. Photo: Kokovin Y.

Association of World Reindeer Herders together with herders from Scandinavia and Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous District will participate i events dedicated to the traditional festival “Reindeer Herders Day” in the village of Iengra, Neryungri district of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia) in Russia. This year the festival is dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the birth of the first Honorary Citizen Neryungri, Evenki, Semyon Lekhanov and the Year of Healthy Lifestyle in Neryungri district. The festival will include several events, thus starting from February 27 till March 3 Iengra will host exhibition of local Evenki handicraft, photo exhibition with title “Im Evenki and this is my Reindeer”, exhibiion of toys etc. On February 27 guests will have an opportunity to see a play for reindeer herders “Sigikta the Great Handywoman”. 

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The article about reindeer herding in the Barents region published in “The Circle”

February 7, 2018 • Svetlana AvelovaBlog, ICR/WRH, UArctic EALAT InstituteLeave a comment

The Circle – the quarterly magazine of the WWF Global Arctic Programme. The goal of the magazine is to inform decision-makers, scientists and the interested public about arctic environmental and development issues. The Circle is distributed free to around 3,000 arctic stakeholders worldwide, and each issue focuses on one specific Arctic-related topic.

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Council meeting of the Association of World Reindeer Herders will be held in Salekhard

February 6, 2018 • Alena GerasimovaBlog, ICR/WRHLeave a comment

Association of World Reindeer Herders (WRH) will have its fisrt Council meeting in Russia. Reindeer herders who are members of the WR Council from 29 reindeer herding regions of the world will gather in Salekhard on March 24-25, where the national festivel ” The Reindeer Herder’s Day” will also take place.

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WRH Council President’s visit to Sapmi

January 30, 2018 • Alena GerasimovaICR/WRHLeave a comment

Association of World Reindeer Herders and UiT rector Anne Husebekk in Tromso

Last week President of the Council of the Association of World Reindeer Herders (WRH), Sergey Khariuchi, had a visit to Sapmi. Sergey together with Nenets reindeer herder from Yamal and also WRH Board members, Mikhail Iar, participated in the Arctic Frontiers 2018 in Tromso, where they had meetings with the  Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Russian Federation to the Kingdom of Norway, Teimuraz Ramishvili, rector of the University of Tromso, Anne Husebekk, representatives of the Parmanent Participants to the Arctic Council and others, to discuss different issues such as cooperation between reindeer herders from different countries, providing education for nomadic indigenous students etc..

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WRH and RAIPON meetings in reindeer herding areas of Norway

January 20, 2018 • Alena GerasimovaICR/WRHLeave a comment

Kautokeino, Norway. January 18, the Association of World Reindeer Herders (WRH) hosts their guests and friends from the Russian Association of Indigenous Peoples of te North (RAIPON) with the leader of delegation – president Grigory Ledkov. WRH Chair of the Board Mikhail Pogodaev and WRH secretary general Anders Oskal picked up Gregory Ledkov, Vladimir Klimov and Stepan Vanuito from RAIPON at the airport of Kittila. The program of the visit was organized by WRH and the Interational Centre for Reindeer Husbandry (ICR).  On their first day of visit guests were introduced to the slaughtering house Finnmarksrein (https://finnmarkrein.no). 

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2018 – the year of Reindeer Husbandry in the Nenets District of Russia

January 15, 2018 • Alena GerasimovaReindeer HerdersLeave a comment
The year of 2018 to be the year of Reindeer Husbandry in the Nenets Autonomous District (NAO)   – this was decided by the residents of the district, given the majority of their votes for this topic” – the acting governor of NAO, Alexander Tsybulsky, wrote on his social network account, while declaring his support for those who showed civic activity by taking part in the survey.     

Naming the theme of the coming year, The new NAO governor also mentioned the first person who had raised the issues of reindeer husbandry, it was Igor Ledkov, deputy chairman of the reindeer herding “Harp” Co., who died in an airсraft accident in the airport of Naryan-Mar.

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Xmas and New Year Greetings from ICR and WRH!

December 25, 2017 • Alena GerasimovaBlogLeave a comment

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Book on Arctic Indigenous Knowledge System of Evenki Reindeer Herders and Hunters

December 14, 2017 • Svetlana AvelovaBlogLeave a comment

This year Alexandra Lavrillier and Semen Gabyshev have published a book called An Arctic Indigenous Knowledge System of Landscape, Climate, and Human Interactions: Evenki Reindeer Herders and Hunters.

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November 23 – International EALLU-Rievdan seminar in Saint Petersburg

November 16, 2017 • Svetlana AvelovaBlog, EALLU, Projects, RIEVDANLeave a comment

Arctic Council EALLU workshop in cooperation with Rievdan project is going to be held on November 23 at the Institute of the Peoples of the North (IPN),  Herzen State Pedagogical University of Russia.

VENUE:  The Institute of the Peoples of the North (IPN), Stachek street 30, room 104, conference-hall

 

See the seminar program below: 

EALLU- RIEVDAN seminar program. November 23.2017-8
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Finland has launched a reindeer warning app

November 9, 2017 • Svetlana AvelovaBlog, Challenges, ReindeerLeave a comment

Source: Arctic now

The app is free and available in Google Play, App Store and some vehicle navigation systems. With the alert online on your smartphone, you will receive real-time alerts of reindeer on the road when you are driving, or you can view live reindeer alerts on the map.

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