Arctic Skills: Reindeer Herding is the basis of life for Indigenous Peoples

April 9, 2018 • Philip BurgessBlog

In the Iengra settlement of Neryungri district of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia) within the Arctic Skills championship an international seminar “Reindeer herding – the basis of vital activity of the indigenous peoples of the Arctic” was held.

According to Mikhail Pogodaev, the chairman of the board of the Association World Reindeer Herders, the seminar was attended by representatives of government bodies of regions of the Russian Federation, vocational training institutions from Yakutia, Yamal, the Krasnoyarsk Krai and Norway.

“We discussed the development of the educational system for reindeer herders. We agreed to create a thematic network of the University of the Arctic to strengthen cooperation between vocational education institutions for effective training of reindeer-herding personnel, “said Mikhail Pogodaev.

On the same day, cooperation agreements were signed between the Arctic College of the Peoples of the North (Chersky), the Taimyr College (Dudinka) with the Sami Reindeer High School in Kautokeino, Norway.

Within the framework of the seminar the championship of professional skills of reindeer herders Arctic Skills was held, which included competitions on the professional skills of reindeer herders in five competencies, a round table and other events.


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