ICR gives an exhibition about Women in Reindeer Husbandry
International Centre for Reindeer Husbandry, being one of the organizers of the international workshop about global changes and traditional knowledge, which took place in Kautokeino at the end of March, has also given a small exhibition about women in reindeer husbandry. Anders Oscal, the director of the International Centre for Reindeer Husbandry, gathered participants of the workshop at the hall of the Sami University College and presented pictures of Sami women, involved in reindeer husbandry. Beautiful pictures captured Sami women at their work: in the corrals, during migration, sewing clothes, working with reindeer skin, fur, cooking food. Anders Oscal noted the major role of women in family based reindeer herding, how women important because they passing traditional knowledge and unique culture to the next generations. This is why the BIRGEN project was initiated in 2009 as cooperation between the Reindeer Herding Women’s Network and the International Centre for Reindeer Husbandry. Among the project tasks were maintaining a focus on traditional knowledge and training reindeer herders in the importance of women perspectives in reindeer husbandry, to improve the conditions for traditional knowledge and education in reindeer husbandry and others.
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