WRH and RAIPON meetings in reindeer herding areas of Norway

January 20, 2018 • Alena GerasimovaICR/WRH

Kautokeino, Norway. January 18, the Association of World Reindeer Herders (WRH) hosts their guests and friends from the Russian Association of Indigenous Peoples of te North (RAIPON) with the leader of delegation – president Grigory Ledkov. WRH Chair of the Board Mikhail Pogodaev and WRH secretary general Anders Oskal picked up Gregory Ledkov, Vladimir Klimov and Stepan Vanuito from RAIPON at the airport of Kittila. The program of the visit was organized by WRH and the Interational Centre for Reindeer Husbandry (ICR).  On their first day of visit guests were introduced to the slaughtering house Finnmarksrein (https://finnmarkrein.no). 

ICR prepared a working dinner for guests where they all disscussed cooperation in the Arctic Council bettween representatives of the Saami Council, WRH, RAIPON, ICR and the UArctic Institute of Circumpolar Reindeer Husbandry. The meeting with the mayor of Kautokeino on the following day was devoted to the Children education. RAIPON has also viaited the Saami University of Applied Science.  

In the framework of this events WRH, ICR and RAIPON will also visit reindeer herding area in Hjerttind http://www.hjerttindrein.no . Sightseeing, and going to reindeer herd is also planned.

Cooperation and disscussion will continue during the Arctic Frontiers 2018  in Tromso.