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Canada will work with other nations to protect the vulnerable Arctic

October 28, 2018 • Alena GerasimovaBlogLeave a comment

According to CISION, Arctic science and Indigenous knowledge key to making the Arctic more resilient

OTTAWA, Oct. 26, 2018 /CNW/ – The Arctic is the fastest warming place on Earth. Indigenous knowledge combined with Arctic research is essential to helping the government better understand how to protect northern regions against the impacts of climate change.

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2nd Arctic Science Ministerial opens in Berlin

October 25, 2018 • Alena GerasimovaBlogLeave a comment
Ellen Inga Turi, Vice Chair of the Arctic Council Indigenous Peoples´ Secretariat at the opening session of the Arctic Sciene Forum

The Science Forum brings together researchers from all over the world to discuss the future course of Arctic research with representatives from international and indigenous organizations and decision-makers in science policy.

The agenda of the Science Forum focuses on three themes that will be addressed in different rounds of discussions and presentations:

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Arctic Council Permanent Participants gathered prior to the 2nd Arctic Science Ministerial

October 24, 2018 • Alena GerasimovaBlogLeave a comment

Association of World Reindeer Herders (WRH) has invited all Permanent participant (PP) of the Arctic Council Wednesday 24 October, 17:00 – 20:00 to Regent Berlin Hotel (Charlottenstrasse 49, 10117 Berlin)
prior to the beginning of the 2nd Arctic Science Ministerial meeting. WRH will host this side event for indigenous organizations to discuss agendas of the Science Forum and the Ministerial.

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October 23, 2018 • Alena GerasimovaBlogLeave a comment
photo by Svein D. Mathiesen

October 22, the International Centre for Reindeer Husbandry and Anders Oskal participated in the opening of the new Chinese Arctic Research Station in Akureyri Iceland, with the leadership of Chinese Polarinstitute

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Two thousand participants at Arctic Circle assembly in Reykjavik

October 22, 2018 • Alena GerasimovaBlogLeave a comment

                     Over two thousand people from 60 different countries are taking part in the Arctic Circle assembly at Harpa Concert Hall and Conference Centre. This is the fifth time that the assembly takes place.

The assembly was founded by former President of Iceland, Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson.

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Discussing Barents cooperation

October 21, 2018 • Alena GerasimovaBlogLeave a comment

On October 15-16 about 150 participants were gathered in Tromsø (Norway) to discuss barent cooperation and the Barents Secretariat’s project funding.

Elna Sara and Mikkel Anders Kemi from the Interantional Centre for Reindeer Husbandry (ICR) took part at the conference and shared the ICR’s  and Association of World Reindeer Herders work and results on the Arctic Council project EALLU about indigenous youth, food culture and traditional knowldge. The Barents Secretariat has been supporting activities aimed to engage reindeer herding youth, to document and preserve traditional knowledge, to encourage people-to-people cooperation. The Barents Secretariat has also been a great supporter to the creation of the EALLU book about traditional food and knowledge, which has become the best book of the year at the Gourmand Awards. 

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CAFF Nomadic Herders project in cooperation with CLEO: Joint Indigenous Youth Programme for CAFF Congress and side events

October 15, 2018 • Alena GerasimovaBlogLeave a comment
During CAFF Biodiversity Congress in Rovaniemi

During the four days in Rovaniemi, the reindeer herding youth had been learning about different tools and knowledge systems for understanding climate change and other environmental changes affecting the Arctic biodiversity and indigenous livelihoods. The youth also helped to prepare and contribute to a special Nomadic Herders Youth Session (lavvu dialogue) focusing on indigenous perspectives on the changing Arctic. In addition, the youth was observing other sessions of the Congress and CLEO workshops to learn from and network with scientists and other participants.

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Arctic Biodiversity Congress 2018 9-12 October 2018 (Rovaniemi, Finland) Summary Highlights: 9 – 12 October 2018

October 13, 2018 • Alena GerasimovaBlogLeave a comment

Completed a major event in the field of ecology of the Arctic countries and regions – the Congress on Arctic biodiversity – 2018, organized by the Working Group of the Arctic Council CAFF (Conservation of Flora and Fauna Conservation) – Executive Secretary Tom Barry.

The congress was held in the region of the Northern Forum of the Province of Lapland (Governor Mikka Riipi). The Government of Lapland and the University of Lapland have done a great deal of organizational work and put considerable resources into holding such a representative event in a comfortable working environment.

Within the framework of the Congress, the Northern Forum held its international event – “Youth Eco-Forum – 2018” on the topic “Voice of the youth of the northern regions for the conservation of biodiversity” and a meeting of the Working Group on Environment and Biodiversity.

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Young ambassadors for reindeer husbandry

October 12, 2018 • Alena GerasimovaBlogLeave a comment

Sara Katrine Aleksandersen, Mathis Eira and Jon Ailu Utsi together with the other students from the Sámi High School and Reindeer Husbandry School are great ambassadors for reindeer husbandry. Today these youth met with the Norwegian Minister of Climate and Environment, Ola Elvestuen, and told him they want to work with him to preserve the pasturelands of Sápmi as a way to protect both biodiversity and the future of reindeer husbandry

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Yamal Governor and President of Association of World Reindeer Herders discussed work perspectives

September 29, 2018 • Alena GerasimovaBlogLeave a comment

Yamal governor, Dmitry Artyukhov, and president of the Association of World Reindeer Herders, Sergey Kharyuchi, discussed promising areas of reindeer herding development in the Yamal Peninsula.

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