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Book on Arctic Indigenous Peoples Food Systems nominated for 2 categories in Gourmand Awards 2019

June 12, 2019 • Alena GerasimovaBlogLeave a comment

Recently published scientific journal Diedut: Arctic Indigenous Peoples Food Systems is one of the results of the RIEVDAN project which was conducted by the Sami University of Applied Sciences, International Centre for Reindeer Husbandry, UArctic EALAT Institute for Circumpolar Reindeer Husbandry and Institute of the Peoples of the North at the Herzen State Pedagogical University. Authors of the book are mainly indigenous students and teachers from the Russian Arctic.

Now the book is nominated in two different categories (“University and Academic Press” and “Arctic”) during this year’s Gourmand Awards, which will take place in Macao in July 2019.

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Stunning pictures of Mongolian reindeer herders

June 11, 2019 • Alena GerasimovaBlogLeave a comment

“One of the last remaining nomadic groups of reindeer herders has been tracked down and captured on camera in northern Mongolia. Japanese photographer Madoka Ikegami visited the Khövsgöl province last year in order to gain her amazing images of the Tsaatan community” – reports the Guardian

Three young boys seen riding on the back of reindeers for means of traveling in East Taiga, Mongolia Photograph: Madoka Ikegami / Barcroft Images
Saintsetseg Jambaldorj, a member of the Tsaatan minority ethnic group, poses with a reindeer. Photograph: Madoka Ikegami / Barcroft Images

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Source: The Guardian

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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.

https://sverigesradio.se/sida/artikel.aspx?programid=2327&artikel=7205347
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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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