EALLU project will continue its work

February 8, 2019 • Svetlana AvelovaBlog, EALLU, ICR/WRH, Projects, Reindeer, Reindeer Herders

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.

WRH Secretary General Anders Oskal reported on the EALLU project’s results. As a main result of the SDWG meeting it was decided  that the project EALLU: Indigenous Youth, Traditional Knowledge and Arctic Changes continues its  work, which means the project will be implemented during Icelandic chairmanship in the Arctic Council in 2019-2021.

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The EALLU project began its work during the Canadian chairmanship of the Arctic Council in 2015. The word “eallu” is translated from the Sami as a “herd”. The project is based on the scientific project EALÁT and the AC SDWG projects as EALAT Information and EALLIN. The goal of the EALLU project is to study the food culture of reindeer herders through the prism of traditional knowledge, adaptation to climate change and youth. The EALLU project combines scientific work, implementing educational courses, holding seminars, and the popularization of the  food culture of the Arctic.
During the project, more than 30 seminars were held in different countries of the world, where reindeer husbandry exists. In addition, a culinary book on 16 different indigenous peoples food culture of the Arctic was published. It also received great interest and was awarded the main prize for the Best Culinary Book of the Year by the Gourmand Awards in Yantai, China, in May 2018.

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