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Real Food, Real Fat. Photos from Forskningsdagene Kautokeino

September 23, 2015 • Philip BurgessBlog, ICR/WRHLeave a comment

Reindeer meat being smoked in a lavvuEvery year, the Research Council of Norway brings research into the community over several days in an event called Forskningsdagene, where researchers are invited to share their research with the general public. Events are held nationwide and this year the theme is food. From their website, they note that food is not just food, but food is politics, culture and religion.

As part of these Forskningsdagene events, the Sami University College through the Árbediehtu – Tradisjonell kunnskap project and the International Centre for Reindeer Husbandry  held a practical demonstration earlier this week of smoking reindeer meat and making traditional sausage. The event was held outside the college in a lavvu and was well attended by herders, duck hunters and youth and scientists. See the programme here. See photos below.

While the practical demonstrations were going on, inside the collage there was a book exhibition of books in Sami and Norwegian that were related to food culture and food production which was organized by the Sámi lohkanguovddáš – who also have created a unique list of Sami traditional food related titles in available in many languages (you can download it here or see below).

In addition, an Evenki delegation was in Kautokeino for the Forskningsdagene events and they demonstrated their food culture and held meetings with the International Centre for Reindeer Husbandry. Watch a short video about the event, featuring ICR employee Alena Gerasimova here.

Some media coverage here:

Avvir: Sieđga lea suovastuhttimii buoremus

NRK: Dutkanbeaivvit allaskuvllas: Manne boazoálbmogat eai bora njuovččageaži?

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Gávnnadeapmi 2015 Declaration & Photos

September 22, 2015 • Philip BurgessBlog, ICR/WRH, Nomadic Herders Sápmi, ProjectsLeave a comment

DSC04566Last week, over 30 indigenous herding youth, mostly Sámi from Finland, Norway and Sweden, but also Nenets, Even and Evenki from Russia met in Inari, Finland at Gávnnadeapmi (see announcement and programme here). Young herders discussed land use changes, challenges faced by herding youth in their respective regions and listened to several presentations several of which were related to the new Nomadic Herders Sápmi project which looks to update the GLOBIO model with a focus on the Barents region and reindeer husbandry.

See the Gávnnadeapmi Declaration below, or download directly here.

See photos from the meeting here.

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Herders’ Food Culture – It’s all about the Fat. Research Days Events in Kautokeino

September 20, 2015 • Philip BurgessBlog, EALLU, ICR/WRH, Projects, RIEVDANLeave a comment

Fried reindeer meatEvery year, the Research Council of Norway brings research into the community over several days in an event called Forskningsdagene, where researchers are invited to share their research with the general public. Events are held nationwide and this year the theme is food. From their website, they note that food is not just food, but food is politics, culture and religion.

In reindeer peoples culture, food (and especially fat) is of course central to reindeer husbandry – to herders culture and economy. An enormous body of knowledge is embedded in traditional food culture and only recently is this being more recognized.

As part of these Forskningsdagene events, the Sami University College and the International Centre for Reindeer Husbandry  are inviting all interested parties on Monday, September 21 and Tuesday, September 22 at 10:00 CET to the traditional lavvu outside the College in Kautokeino.

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Arktiske Urfolks Matkultur i Forskningsdagene ved ICR og Samisk Høgskole i Kautokeino

September 19, 2015 • Svein MathiesenBlog, EALLU, ICR/WRH, ProjectsLeave a comment

Fried reindeer meatSamisk høgskole og International Centre for Reindeer Husbandry  inviterer all interesserte  til Forskningsdagene Mandag 21 September og Tirsdag 22 September kl 1000 i sorlavvuen på utesiden av Samisk høgskole i Kautokeino.  Fokus vil være Arktiske urfolks matkultur, fett som resurss og  røyking som konserveringsmetode.  Even, Evenki, Nenets, Komi, Vebs og Samer vil være tilstede og formidle sin  tradisjonskunnskap om sin matkultur og sine råvarer.  Mandag vil vi ha en workshop om røyking av reinkjøtt, ulike kunnskaps former  og muligheter.  Programmet for forskningsdagene finnes under. Forskningsdagene i Kautokeino arrangerer som en del av Rievdan prosjektet om Samisk matkultur finanseriert av Norges Forskningråd og Arktisk råds prosjektet: EALLU: Reindrifts ungdom, klimaendringer og matkultur.

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Sámi Youth Gather in Finland to talk Reindeer Herding, Climate and Land Use Change

September 16, 2015 • Philip BurgessBlog, EALLU, ICR/WRH, Projects, UArctic EALAT InstituteLeave a comment

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Over 30 Sámi youth from all over the Sámi area will be be gathering over the next few days in the village of Inari at an event called ‘Gávnnadeapmi 2015’ (meeting in North Sámi). The meeting will focus on reindeer herding and feature multiple themes related to the challenges faced by reindeer herding in general and herding youth specifically.

Gávnnadeapmi 2015 is being organized by the Sámi youth organizations of Finland, Norway and Sweden in collaboration with the International Centre for Reindeer Husbandry. Key presentations will be made about The Arctic Council project “Adaptation Actions for a Changing Arctic ” (AACA), led by the Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Programme (AMAP) Working Group, and the new project ‘Nomadic Herders Sápmi’ which aims to, among other things, implement an updated GLOBIO model for the Barents Region with a focus on reindeer herding, land use change and climate. View the programme below.

Gavnnadeapmi coordinator Aslak Holmberg with Suoma Sámi Nuorat coordinator Anne-Maria Magga.

Gávnnadeapmi coordinator Aslak Holmberg with Suoma Sámi Nuorat coordinator Anne-Maria Magga.

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ICR Director to Meet Norwegian Parliamentarians in Mongolia

September 14, 2015 • Philip BurgessBlog, ICR/WRH, Nomadic Herders, ProjectsLeave a comment

Nomadic HerdersThe 2015 Autumn Meeting of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly will be held on 15-18 September in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. The Director of the International Centre for Reindeer Husbandry, Anders Oskal, is taking advantage of the large number of Norwegian parliamentarians present to introduce the Nomadic Herders project in a side meeting to them and introduce them to Dukha youth who will inform participants about the various challenges and opportunities that are impacting Dukha reindeer husbandry at the present time. Parliamentarians will meet youth in a Ger and some will accompany the Nomadic Herders team on horseback for a field trip.

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UArctic EALAT Institute seminar at International Centre for Reindeer Husbandry

September 10, 2015 • Svein MathiesenBlog, ICR/WRH, UArctic EALAT InstituteLeave a comment

Welcome  to  UEI seminar Friday  September 11th  10.00 – 1100.  phd student Ellen Inga Turi Umeå University will give the lecture: State Steering and Traditional Ecological Knowledge in Reindeer Herding Governance. International Centre for Reindeer Husbandry ICR LES Viessu, Kautokeino.

 

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Arctic Economic Forum (AEF) open in Tromsø to day

September 8, 2015 • Svein MathiesenBlog, ICR/WRH, Projects, Reindeer Herders, UArctic EALAT InstituteLeave a comment

Director of International Centre for Reindeer Husbandry (ICR)  Anders Oskal present at the opening of  the Arctic Economic Forum in Tromsø to day. Anders Oskal is member of AEF here with Artur Wilczynski Ambassador to Norway from Canada and Nina Buvang Vaaja
Deputy Director Arctic Council, Tara Sweeney Chair of Arctic Economic Forum

 

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International Centre for Reindeer Husbandry in Kautokeino opened by the current Prime Minister of Norway 10 years ago today

September 2, 2015 • Svein MathiesenBlog, ICR/WRH, Nomadic Herders, Projects, UArctic EALAT InstituteLeave a comment

International Centre for Reindeer Husbandry (ICR) in Kautokeino was opened by then the Minister of Local Governement and Regional Development, Mrs. Erna Solberg on September 2, 2005.

 

In her opening speech, Mrs. Solberg stressed that the establishment of the Centre is a contribution from Norway to maintain and strengthen the international cooperation in reindeer husbandry, and that it would add another dimension to the cooperation of the Arctic Council and the Barents Region. She also emphasized that the Government considers it important that the reindeer herders and their organizations have a close relationship to the Centre: “… We have therefore emphasized that the Centre to be established and operated in cooperation with the Association of World Reindeer Herders (WRH).”

 

Mrs. Solberg also emphasized the importance of traditional knowledge of reindeer husbandry in her opening speech: “… It is particularly crucial that the knowledge is accepted and used in education systems, research and, not at least, in public management. We have made little use of reindeer husbandry’s own experience and knowledge in our management of reindeer husbandry in Norway in the last 30 years,” said Mrs. Solberg before she rounded:” … The goal must be that future generations recognize the value of indigenous peoples’ traditional knowledge as essential skills in harvesting and management of nature, climate and environment. The aim must be to achieve a better and more appropriate management of indigenous livelihoods and areas in which the indigenous peoples live.»

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The Government was also represented by the Minister of Children and Family Affairs, Mrs. Laila Dåvøy, State Secretary, Mrs. Ellen Inga O Hætta in the Ministery of Local Government and Regional Development, and State Secretary, Mr. Vidar Helgesen in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in the opening ceremony in Kautokeino in 2005.

 

In the anniversary year 2015, ten years after the opening of the ICR, the Prime Minister of Norway, Mrs. Erna Solberg said in her speech at the Sami Parliament’s plenary, 3 July:

“… The International Centre for Reindeer Husbandry – which was established in 2005 – has also contributed in promoting knowledge and understanding for the reindeer husbandry. The Centre contributes to maintain and develop sustainable reindeer husbandry in the northern areas, and strengthen the cooperation with reindeer herders in other countries. The Centre works well and has become an important actor in the North. “

 

The Centre contributes to the development of a new knowledge base for indigenous communities’ adaptation to the major changes in the Arctic. The Centre works with people-to-people cooperation and civil society from Alaska and Canada in the west to Mongolia and China in the east. Today, 10 years after its establishment, many reindeer herding youth from the northern areas attend in exchange programes organized by ICR. The Centre is now working with reindeer husbandry’s adaptation to climate changes and food culture in the Arctic Council. “… The establishment of ICR has significantly strengthened our opportunities for international people-to-people cooperation, exchange of information, recognition of our traditional knowledge, and the protection of indigenous communities in the circumpolar North,” said the General Secretary of WRH, Mr. Johan Mathis Turi. “… This is crucial for world reindeer herders, and thus the establishment of ICR is a great success”, he concludes.

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ICR will celebrate its 10th anniversary through a series of events in Norway and other reindeer herding countries during the period of 2 September 2015 to 2 September 2016.

 

ICR is a contribution of the first white paper to the Norwegian Parliament in 2004/05. The Centre is organized as a governmental body with special powers, and receives today their basic funding from the state budget through the Ministry of Local Government and Moderination. The Centre is located in Kautokeino, Norway, with offices in Eastern Siberia, Russia and Canada.

More information: Director, Mr. Anders Oskal, Internasjonal Centre for Reindeer Husbandry (ICR)

Tel. +47 994 50010. Email: ax@reindeercentre.org Chair of the Board, Mrs. Inger A. Smuk, International Centre for Reindeer Husbandry (ICR) Tel.+47 915 43934. Email: ias@reindeercentre.org

Secretary General, Mr. Johan Mathis Turi, Association of World Reindeer Herders (WRH)

Tel. +47 950 48331. Email: jmturi@gmail.com

INTERNATIONAL CENTRE FOR REINDEER HUSBANDRY – OPNING SEPTEMBER 2, 2005

By the Minister of Local government and Regional Development, Mrs. Erna Solberg

Dear organizers, guests and audience It is a pleasure for me, as the Minister for both the Sámi and the minorities, on behalf of the Norwegian Government, to open a new International Centre for Reindeer Husbandry, located in Kautokeino. This Centre will add a new dimension to the cooperation between both the Sami interests and us, and in the Arctic Council and the Barents Cooperation.

 

The Government thinks it is of importance that the reindeer herders and their organizations have a close relationship to the Centre. We have therefore emphasized that the Centre is to be established and ran in cooperation with the Association of World Reindeer Herders. We have also been concerned to continue and strengthen the cross-border cooperation between reindeer herders. The Sámi reindeer husbandry was established long before we drew the borders between the state, and it is then essential to have a transnational cooperation in the years ahead. Reindeer herding organizations from both Russia, Finland, Sweden and Norway are thus represented in the board and they are thus invited to take part in developing and running the centre forward.

 

The establishment of the Centre is a contribution from Norway to continue and strengthen the international cooperation between reindeer herders that was initiated for the first time 15 years ago by representatives from the reindeer husbandry. The cooperation includes today 20 different ethnic groups/nations who practice reindeer husbandry in large geographical areas in three continents and in totally 9 national states, from China and Mongolia in the east to Alaska and Canada in the west.

 

The Centre will be a key hub for dissemination and exchange of information, experiences and knowledge between world reindeer herders, – and between reindeer herders and the outside world. We all need to learn more about reindeer husbandry in the Arctic and subarctic regions.

 

I am glad that my participation today can be regarded as proof that the Centre already at the start have found their communication tools. It is nice for me to participate online and open the Centre in Kautokeino while I physically am located 2000 kilometres away.

 

It is particularly pleasing to note that the Centre, representing a traditional industry, take active use of highly developed technology. New technology is not a strange element in the industry – just look at for example the binoculars, snowmobile and ATVs (all-terrain vehicles), which are here to stay in the work of reindeer husbandry.

 

As known, reindeer herding, as a circumpolar industry residing in the marginal arctic regions, has developed a distinctive traditional knowledge and adaptation. In the practice of the industry, the herders have through the ages acquired experiences and valuable knowledge that make the basis of the operations of the industry in relation to the nature, the climate and the environment, animals and animal protection and harvesting and management of natural resources. Without adopting this peculiar traditional knowledge, it would be difficult, or impossible, for the herders to succeed in the industry, especially when taking into account the natural conditions in which the industry operates.

 

Traditional knowledge is rarely recorded, but delivered orally from generation to generation. An important task for the Centre will be to document the traditional knowledge in the different regions. Too often, we experience that this type of traditional knowledge disappears from our society, because we have other ways to safeguard knowledge than what has been traditional. Equally important is that traditional knowledge is disseminated and made known between the different indigenous people. It is particularly crucial that the knowledge is accepted and used in educational systems, in research and, not at least, in public management. We have made little use of reindeer husbandry’s own experience and knowledge in our way to manage reindeer husbandry in Norway in the last 30 years. The aim must be that future generations recognize the value of indigenous peoples’ traditional knowledge as important skills for harvesting and management of the nature, the climate and the environment. The aim must also be to achieve a better and more appropriate management of indigenous livelihoods and areas in which the indigenous peoples live.

 

With these words, I declare the International Centre for Reindeer Husbandry opened. I wish the board of the Centre, the reindeer herders and their organizations and other partners, good luck with the work ahead.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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RIIKKAIDGASKASAŠ BOAZODOALLOGUOVDDÁŠ – RAHPAN ČAKČAMÁNU 2.B. 2005

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Gielda- ja guovloministtar Erna Solberg bokte

Buorre lágideaddjit, guossit ja oasseváldit!

Lea illun munnje, sihke sáme- ja minoritehtaministtarin, Norgga ráđđehusa bealis rahpat ođđa Riikkaidgaskasaš boazodoalloguovddáža Guovdageainnus. Dát19_73-sak1a-bilde3 guovddáš buktá ođđa dimenšuvnna ovttasbargui min ja sámi beroštumiid gaskka, Árktalaš Ráđis ja Barentsovttasbarggus.

 

Ráđđehusa oainnu mielde lea dehálaš ahte boazoálbmogat ja daid searvvit dovdet lagas oktavuođa guovddážii. Mii leat danin deattuhan ahte guovddáš ásahuvvo ja jođihuvvo ovttas Máilmmi Boazoálbmogiid Servviin. Mis lea leamaš beroštupmi joatkit ja nannet boazodoalu rájáidrasttideaddji ovttasbarggu. Sámi boazodoallu álggahuvvui mihá ovdal go mii mearrideimmet riikkarájáid, ja dalle lea dehálaš ahte gávdno rájáidrasttideaddji ovttasbargu boahtteáiggis. Danin leat sihke Ruošša, Suoma, Ruoŧa ja Norgga boazodoalloservviin ovddasteaddjit guovddáža stivrras, ja searvvit leat dainna lágiin bovdejuvvon oasálastit guovddáža ovdánahttimis ja doaimmain ovddosguovlluid.

Guovddáža ásaheapmi lea oassi Norgga áigumušain joatkkit ja nannet boazodoalu riikkaidgaskasaš ovttasbarggu, man ealáhusa ovddasteaddjit álggahedje 15 jagi dás ovdal. Ovttasbargu guoská dál 20 iešguđet čearddalaš álbmotjoavkkuide ja álbmogiidda, geat barget boazodoaluin viiddis geográfalaš guovlluin 3 máilmmiossodagain oktiibuot 9 stáhtain, Kinna ja Mongolia rájes nuortan gitta Alaskai ja Kanadai oarjin.

 

Guovddáš galgá leat čanastatbáiki dieđuid, vásáhusaid ja máhtu juohkimis ja gaskkusteamis máilmmi boazoálbmogiid gaskka, ja boazodoalu ja máilmmi gaskka. Mii dárbbašat buohkat oahppat eambbo árktalaš ja subárktalaš boazodoalu birra.

 

Mun lea ilus ahte mu oasálastin dál sáhttá leat duođaštussan dasa ahte guovddáš juo ásadettiin lea gávdnan iežas gulahallanneavvu. Lea somá munnje oasálastit interneahta bokte ja rahpat guovddáža Guovdageainnus vaikko ieš fysalaččat lean 200 miilla eret Guovdageainnus.

 

Lea erenoamáš somá oažžut duođaštuvvot ahte guovddáš, mii ovddasta árbevirolaš ealáhusa, váldá atnui ođđa teknologiija. Ođđa teknologiija ii lea ođas ealáhussii, geahča mat ovdamearkka dihte giikana, skohtera ja bievlavuodjinfievrruid, maid ealáhus leat váldán atnui.

 

Nugo diehtit lea boazodoallu, mii lea sirkumpolára ealáhus marginála árktalaš guovlluin, ovdánahttán iežas árbevirolaš máhtu ja heivehemiid. Ealáhusa doaimmaid oktavuođas leat boazoálbmogat áiggiid čađa čohkken vásáhusaid ja dehálaš máhtu, mii lea vuođđun ealáhusa doaibmavugiide luonddu, dálkkádaga ja birrasa dáfus, elliid ja elliidsuodjalus ja luondduriggodagaid ávkkástallama ja hálddašeami dáfus. Jos ii livččii ávkkástallama dán erenoamáš árbevirolaš máhtu, de livččii leamaš váttis dahje veadjemeahttun boazoálbmogiidda lihkostuvvat ealáhusain, erenoamážit go jurddašat makkár luonddubeales eavttuiguin ealáhus jođihuvvo.

Árbevirolaš máhttu lea hárve čálalaččat vurkejuvvon, muhto sirddihuvvon njálmmálaččat buolvvas bulvii. Okta dehálaš bárgu guovddážis lea duođaštit árbevirolaš máhtu iešguđet guovllus. Beare dávjá vásihat mii ahte dákkár árbevirolaš máhttu jávká min servodagas danin go mii leat gávdnan eará vugiid mo vurket máhtu dál go dan mii lea leamaš árbevirolaš. Lihkka dehálaš lea ahte árbevirolaš máhttu juhkkojuvvo ja dahkko dovddusin álgoálbmogiid gaskka. Lea erenoamáš mearrideaddjin ahte máhttu dohkkehuvvo ja váldo atnui oahpahusvuogádagain, dutkamis ja erenoamážit almmolaš hálddašeamis. Mii leat beare unnán váldán atnui boazodoalu iežas vásáhusaid ja máhtu iežamet boazodoallohálddašeamis Norggas daid maŋimuš 30 jagis. Ulbmil berret leat ahte boahttevaš buolvvat oidnet ahte álgoálbmogiid árbevirolaš máhtu árvu lea dehálaš gealbun biebmoháhkamis luonddus ja luonddu, dálkkádaga ja birashálddašeamis. Ulbmil berre maid leat oažžut buoret ja riektáset hálddašeami álgoálbmotealáhusain ja dain guovlluin gos álgoálbmogat ásset.

 

Dáigguin sániiguin raban Riikkaidgaskasaš boazodoalloguovddáža. Mun sávan guovddáža stivrrii, boazoálbmogiidda ja sin servviide ja eará bargoguimmiide lihkku bargguin ovddosguovlluid.

 

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