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2nd Arctic Science Ministerial held in October in Berlin

September 9, 2018 • Alena GerasimovaBlogLeave a comment

The European Commission, Finland and Germany will co-host the 2nd Arctic Science Ministerial (ASM 2) on 25-26 October 2018 in Berlin.

The aims of this 2nd ministerial meeting are to promote the results of the deliverables agreed at the 1st Arctic Science Ministerial, increase capacity to respond to major societal challenges in the Arctic, encourage further scientific cooperation among a large number of countries and representatives of indigenous peoples.

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UArctic Congress 2018 Concludes in Finland

September 8, 2018 • Alena GerasimovaBlogLeave a comment

Today UArctic Congress 2018 concluded in Helsinki featuring addresses by President Tarja Halonen of Finland, and a closing panel looking at the goals of the United Nations’ 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development with a particular focus on gender equality and climate change.

“To make real global impact requires a genuine dialogue between researchers and other stakeholders, and the UArctic Congress 2018 has been a fantastic forum for this,” says University of Helsinki Rector Jari Niemelä.

Hosted by the University of Oulu and the University of Helsinki, the UArctic Congress 2018 is the largest event ever organized by the University of the Arctic (UArctic), with over 600 participants from more than 30 countries, a range of high-level keynote plenaries and nearly 50 science sessions with over 250 presenters. Organized every other year in the chair country of the Arctic Council, the UArctic Congress brings together key UArctic meetings and a full science conference into a single event, alongside a variety of side-events, and an engaging social and cultural program.

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EALLU book presented to Prince Albert II of Monaco

September 5, 2018 • Alena GerasimovaBlogLeave a comment
Prince Albert II of Monaco and Anna Degteva ( Executive Secretary of the Indigenous Peoples’ Secretariat) 

The EALLU cookbook was presented to His Serene Highness Prince Albert II de Monaco and the other panelists at the UArctic Congress 2018 Opening. One of the reasons His Serene Highness was featured at the Opening is that his Fondation Prince Albert II de Monaco names the polar regions as one of its priority areas. The Foundation is dedicated to environmental protection and the promotion of sustainable development on a global scale.

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More and bigger sinkholes on Yamal tundra

September 2, 2018 • Alena GerasimovaBlogLeave a comment

The biggest hole is now more than 60 meters wide and 200 meter deep.

Photo: A Khomutova, ikz.ru

The formations believed to be created by eruption of natural gas from the ground are of growing concern both to researchers and the oil and gas industry in the far Arctic peninsulas of Yamal and Gydan.

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Sweden’s reindeer at risk of starvation after summer drought

August 27, 2018 • Alena GerasimovaBlogLeave a comment

Indigenous Sami herders urge state to help mitigate impact of climate change in Arctic circle, says The Guardian.

A Sami woman observes reindeer selection and calf labelling near the village of Dikanäss, about 800km north-west of Stockholm. Photograph: Jonathan Nackstrand/AFP/Getty Images
A Sami woman observes reindeer selection and calf labelling near the village of Dikanäss, about 800km north-west of Stockholm. Photograph: Jonathan Nackstrand/AFP/Getty Images

Sweden’s indigenous Sami reindeer herders are demanding state aid to help them cope with the impact of this summer’s unprecedented drought and wildfires, saying their future is at risk as global warming changes the environment in the far north.

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EALLU cook book presented at the Beijing International Book Fair

August 23, 2018 • Alena GerasimovaBlogLeave a comment

The 25th Beijing International Book Fair is being held in Beijing during August 22 to August 26,  with approximately 300,000 visitors and 86 countires to participate. 

Anders Oskal (right) and Édouard Cointreau, founder and president of the Gourmand World Cookbook Awards in Beijing

Best cook book of the year – EALLU is presented here by Anders Oskal, Director Executive of the International Centre for Reindeer Husbandry and Secretary General of the Association of World Reindeer Herders. 

The Beijing International Book Fair is now considered by many as one of the top four International Book Fairs in the World. Learn more here http://www.bibf.net 

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Sáhkabihtážat Yle Sámis: Ristenrauna Magga nammaduvvo otne gudnedoavttirin ja čakčamánus bargobádji sápmelaš lámisolbmuid bálvalusain

August 17, 2018 • Alena GerasimovaBlogLeave a comment

Source: yle uutiset

Dá leat vahku maŋimuš sáhkabihtážat.

Ristenrauna Magga nammaduvvo otne gudnedoavttirin

Sápmelaččaid sosiála- ja dearvvasvuođasearvvi, Sámisostera vuođđudeaddji ja doaimmajođiheaddji Ristenrauna Magga nammaduvvo otne bearjadaga Tampere universitehta gudnedoavttirin. Gudnedoavttir lea árvonamma, man universitehta dieđagoddi addá ja dat lea bajimus gudnečájáhus. Maggai árvonama mieđihii servodatdiehtagiid dieđagoddi.

Magga lea bargan guhká sámiid vuođđovuoigatvuođaid ja sosiála- ja dearvvasvuođabálvalusaid ovddideaddjin.

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Governor’s Cup in Traditional Rowing were held in Khanty-Mansiysk

July 5, 2018 • Alena GerasimovaICR/WRHLeave a comment

July 1st has summed up the results of the international competitions for the Governor’s Cup in rowing in Khanty-Mansiysk Autonomous District, Russia.  This year, for the title of the strongest rower, almost 200 athletes from Ugra, Yamal and Tyumen region fought without a small amount. The guests and observers of the event were representatives of 16 countries – Hungary, China, Norway, Brazil, Iran, Spain, Canada, Congo, Kuwait, Latvia, Lithuania, Niger, Portugal, USA, France, Malaysia and Poland.

Over the course of two days the participants of the competitions showed the best in personal disciplines, mass start, in races in pairs and trios, relay race, mass start-up standing, and also demonstrated mastery of rowing of the region. It is noteworthy that this year in the most technically complex form of races – the race standing – not only men but also women took part. In addition to the main competitions, traditional games and entertainments of the indigenous peoples of the North were organized in the framework of the holiday: jumping over sledges, tugging on a reindeer hide, throwing a lasso to a trot, shooting from a traditional bow and others. Anyone could also try his hand at making a national doll from cloth, painting on wood and even in creating a traditional row-boat.

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Nomadic kindergarten is created for the children of reindeer herders

June 25, 2018 • Alena GerasimovaBlogLeave a comment

Фото: globallookpress

About 20 children will not part with their parents and spend time in kindergarten as early as August 1.

The reindeer herders of the two brigades of the “Nenets community” Kanin ” will be able to visit the nomadic kindergarten directly in the tundra from August 1, without separating from their parents. In addition to the standard set of skills for the preschool institution, the children will have the opportunity to communicate in their native language and get to know the culture of their people.

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EALLU book co-author Anna Chuprina graduates from bachelor program with highest distinctions

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Anna Chupina is Dolgan from reindeer herding family in Taymir peninsula, she is also a students at the Institute of the Peoples of the Nororth at the Herzen University in Saint-Petersburg. Anna is an active participnat of the Arctic Council EALLU project  . On June 24th she defended her thesis work on “Traditional Food Culture in the System of Ethnic Identity Formation of Childen”, Anna’s work was highly appreciated by teachers and members of the examination committee. 

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