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ON:a bistevaš eamiálbmot forumis doalai Suoma sámenuorra sáhkavuoru

April 25, 2019 • Alena GerasimovaBlogLeave a comment

Juhán-Tuommá Magga Eanodagas doalai ikte sáhkavuoru Suoma Sámi Nuorat (SSN) organisašuvnna ovddas ON:a bistevaš eamiálbmot forumas, New Yorkas. Son loktii boazodoalu rivttiid Suomabeale ja bivddii bistevaš foruma ávžžuhit Suoma stáda suodjalit boazodoalu rivttiid.

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Arctic Skills-2019 competition was held in Nizhnekolymsk, Yakutia

April 24, 2019 • Alena GerasimovaBlogLeave a comment

From April 16 to April 18, 2019, in the Khalarchinskaya tundra, Yakutia, Russia,  the II Professional Skill Contest “Arctic Skills-2019” was held among reindeer herders and students of the Nizhnekolymsky district. The event was prepared at the initiative of the Arctic College of the Peoples of the North, together with the Turvaurgin reindeer herding cooperative, and the Department of Yakutian Agriculture.

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The authorities of Yakutia are concerned about the reduction of domestic reindeer

February 20, 2019 • Alena GerasimovaBlogLeave a comment

According to TASS, the main reasons for the reduction are associated with the death of animals from exhaustion and low survival of reindeer calves. 

In 2018, the number of domestic reindeer livestock decreased from 156 thousand to 146.4 thousand due to the late opening of auto winter roads while an abnormally warm winter. This led to a later delivery of animal feed for reindeer, Chairman of the Government of Yakutia Vladimir Solodov told Tass.

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International Conference on Arctic Indigenous Languages in Yakutsk. Call for papers

February 14, 2019 • Alena GerasimovaBlogLeave a comment
Evenki, Yakutia. Photo: Yuri Kokovin

In the frames of the International Year of Indigenous Languages declared by the United Nations The Institute for Humanities Research and Indigenous Studies of the North, Russian Academy of Sciences, International Arctic Social Sciences Association (IASSA) and the Association of Indigenous Peoples of the North of Sakha Republic with the support of the International Organization of the Northern Regions “Northern Forum” will hold an International Scientific-Practical Conference “The Indigenous Languages as a Factor in the Sustainable Development of the Arctic” June 27-29, 2019 in Yakutsk, Russia.

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Kathrine I. Johnsen defended PhD thesis

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On 4 February 2019 Kathrine I. Johnsen defended her doctoral thesis in Ås, Akershus county, at the Norwegian University of Life Sciences.

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EALLU project will continue its work

February 8, 2019 • Svetlana AvelovaBlog, EALLU, ICR/WRH, Projects, Reindeer, Reindeer HerdersLeave a comment

On February 4-6 Association of World Reindeer Herders attended the meeting of the Sustainable Development Working Group of the Arctic Council, which was held in Kemi, Finland.
The meeting was attended by member states of the working group, permanent participants, observers, and others.

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Getting ready for the 7th World Reindeer Herders Congress

February 4, 2019 • Alena GerasimovaBlogLeave a comment

Delegation from the Khanty-Mansiysk Autonomous Okrug – Ugra (KhMAO), the host of the next World Reindeer Herders Congress of 2021, held a work trip to Norway to participate in the Arctic Frontiers 2019 in Tromso and visited headquarters of the Association of World Reindeer Herders (WRH) in Kautokeino. The delegation was composed of Sergey Filatov – Director of the Department of Subsoil Use and Natural Resources, and Alexander Komissarov – Deputy Director of the Department of the Subsoil Use and Natural Resources, Khanty-Mansiysk Autonomous Okrug – Ugra. 

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Education Program for Arctic Indigenous Youth on Food Innovation Leadership soon in Bodo, Norway

January 29, 2019 • Alena GerasimovaBlogLeave a comment

This pilot education program is to develop, implement and refine a pilot education course for Arctic indigenous youth on food innovation and business idea planning.

The course pilot will be a 1 week intensive course on 7,5 ECTS credits, held in Bodø March 31-April 5, 2019. We welcome young indigenous students from the pan-Arctic region, including Fennoscandia, Russia, North America and Greenland.

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Arctic Youth Ambassadors from Alaska visit Sapmi

January 20, 2019 • Alena GerasimovaBlogLeave a comment

A group of young Alaskan people from the Arctic Youth Ambassadors had a trip to Norway, where they visited Kautokeino. They visited the International Centre for Reindeer Husbandry and toured the Sámi University of Applied Sciences t where they met other Arctic youth, reindeer herders and discussed Arctic Environmental Changes and Cooperation. Exciting trip was continued with snowmobile ride to reindeer herd.

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First Rievdan project seminar in 2019 held in Kautokeino

January 18, 2019 • Alena GerasimovaBlogLeave a comment
Robert Corell at the Rievdan seminar in Kautokeino

Participants of the Rievdan project gathered in Kautokeino (Norway) January 16-17, 2019 to learn on status updates from all Working packages and to discuss future actions and deliverances. Seminar was organized by leaders of the Rievdan project – Ellen Inga Turi and Anders Oskal, among participants of the seminar – representatives of the Sami University of Applied Sciences, International Centre for Reindeer Husbandry, PhD students and professors and scientists. The seminar was also attended by a doctor Robert Corell – American global climate scientist, ambassador for ClimateWorks, professor II at the University of the Arctic’s new Institute of Circumpolar Reindeer Husbandry and a professor II at the University of Tromso. “The Rievdan project is very much delighted to have Robert Corell in Kautokeino. After almost 20 years working together we are now developing a new research strategy for the future shifts in reindeer Husbandry” – said prof. Svein Mathiesen, the leader of the UArctic EALAT University of the International Centre for Reindeer Husbandry and professor of the Tromso University, Sami University of Applied Science and North-Eastern Federal University. 

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