Book on Arctic Indigenous Knowledge System of Evenki Reindeer Herders and Hunters

December 14, 2017 • Svetlana AvelovaBlogLeave a comment

This year Alexandra Lavrillier and Semen Gabyshev have published a book called An Arctic Indigenous Knowledge System of Landscape, Climate, and Human Interactions: Evenki Reindeer Herders and Hunters.

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November 23 – International EALLU-Rievdan seminar in Saint Petersburg

November 16, 2017 • Svetlana AvelovaBlog, EALLU, Projects, RIEVDANLeave a comment

Arctic Council EALLU workshop in cooperation with Rievdan project is going to be held on November 23 at the Institute of the Peoples of the North (IPN),  Herzen State Pedagogical University of Russia.

VENUE:  The Institute of the Peoples of the North (IPN), Stachek street 30, room 104, conference-hall


See the seminar program below: 

EALLU- RIEVDAN seminar program. November 23.2017-8

Finland has launched a reindeer warning app

November 9, 2017 • Svetlana AvelovaBlog, Challenges, ReindeerLeave a comment

Source: Arctic now

The app is free and available in Google Play, App Store and some vehicle navigation systems. With the alert online on your smartphone, you will receive real-time alerts of reindeer on the road when you are driving, or you can view live reindeer alerts on the map.

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SecNet International Workshop on Climate Change has started its work in Salekhard, Russia

November 1, 2017 • Alena GerasimovaICR/WRHLeave a comment

November 1,  Salekhard (Yamal-Nenets Autonomous District, Russia). 2nd Siberian Environmental Change Network (SecNet) Workshop has began, and will last until November 4. The seminar is organized by the Government of Yamal-Nenets Autonomous District and Tomsk State University with the support of the UK Science and Innovation Network and the British Embassy in Russia. Scientists from Russia, the UK, Denmark, Norway, Finland and the Czech Republic will participate in a seminar, organized by the Siberian Environmental Change Network (SecNet), in Salekhard (the Yamal-Nenets Autonomous District), the region’s Department of Sciences and Innovations said on Wednesday.

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Jokkmokk Declaration

October 30, 2017 • Alena GerasimovaBlogLeave a comment

Now you can dowload the Jokkmokk Declaration from the last World Reindeer Herders Congress which was held in Sweden in August 2017

Check here 


I am a Young Reindeer Herder

September 24, 2017 • Alena GerasimovaBlogLeave a comment

The “Young Reindeer Herder” movement was initiated in 2015 in the Evenki village called Iengra, in Republic of Yakutia, Russia. The movement, which has an Evenki name – bi ilmakta ete’yechimni, encourages children to continue reindeer husbandry and also promotes delivering traditional knowledge from elders to youth.  One of the brightest achievements of the children’s movement is organizing  traditional children’s reindeer race, the number of participants of this competition is growing every year. The movement also attracts reindeer herding youth who study at the indigenous boarding school “Arctic” which is situated in Neryungri, Russia.

 22 – 23 of September the “Arctic” school has been celebrating the annual Bakaldin Festival (in Evenki language Bakaldin means meeting) and this year’s celebration was to honor reindeer.

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Mikhail Pogodaev from WRH attends Arctic Council SDWG meeting in Finland

September 23, 2017 • Alena GerasimovaEALLULeave a comment

Sustainable Development Working Group (SDWG) of the Arctic Council had just finished it regular meeting in Inari, Finland (Sept.21-22,2017 ). And reelected chair of the Board of the Association of World Reindeer Herders Mikhail Pogodaev has attended the meeting, where he has updated the SDWG members about the status of the EALLU:Arctic Indigenous Youth, Arctic Change and Food Culture project and received many positive feedbacks on the presentation. 



WRH Chair Mikhail Pogodaev at the Arctic Council SDWG meeting in Finland


Opening Ceremony and Cultural Program Now Available

August 15, 2017 • Philip Burgess6 WRHC, Blog, ProjectsLeave a comment

Tomorrow, the 6th World Reindeer Herders Congress gets underway in the town of Jokkmokk, Sweden. You can now view the opening ceremony programme and cultural programme and the professional and scientific programme can be found here.

Opening Ceremony


Cultural Programme





Programme for 6th World Reindeer Herders Congress Released

August 14, 2017 • Philip Burgess6 WRHC, Blog, ProjectsLeave a comment

The final programme for the World Reindeer Herders’ Congress of 2017, being held this week in the village of Jokkmokk, in Sweden, has just been released. The professional part of the programme includes talks on the multiple themes of the Congress which include Culinary Traditions, Food Culture and Youth; Land Use Change and Fragmentation; Traditional handicrafts; Health of Humans and Animals; Education, Research and Management; and a side trip to the Laponia national park where talks related to the theme of Biodiversity, climate change and Protected Areas will be held.

See below



August 12, 2017 • Alena GerasimovaBlogLeave a comment


An updated program will be published shortly