Association of World Reindeer Herders

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

September 29, 2018 • Alena Gerasimova

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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Association of World Reindeer Herders and International Centre for Reindeer Husbandry at the INTERACT’s meeting in Yamal

September 25, 2018 • Alena Gerasimova

Representatives of the Association of World Reindeer Herders and International Centre for Reindeer Husbandry (Svein D. Mathiesen, Sergey Khariuchi and Anders Oskal) at the INTERACT’s meeting in Salekhard 

Scientists from more than 10 countries gathered in Salekhard to develop strategies for the development of northern regions in a changing climate. A total of 50 people, they will participate at the INTERACT’s second annual meeting. A similar scientific meeting took place in Salekhard exactly one year ago, then they talked about the abnormal weather in Siberia and the Arctic. Scientists consider such interaction in matters of climate research extremely important. Representatives of the Association of World Reindeer Herders and the International Centre for Reindeer Husbandry are taking part in this event.

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Council meeting of the Association of World Reindeer Herders will be held in Salekhard

February 6, 2018 • Alena Gerasimova

Association of World Reindeer Herders (WRH) will have its fisrt Council meeting in Russia. Reindeer herders who are members of the WR Council from 29 reindeer herding regions of the world will gather in Salekhard on March 24-25, where the national festivel ” The Reindeer Herder’s Day” will also take place.

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WRH Council President’s visit to Sapmi

January 30, 2018 • Alena Gerasimova

Association of World Reindeer Herders and UiT rector Anne Husebekk in Tromso

Last week President of the Council of the Association of World Reindeer Herders (WRH), Sergey Khariuchi, had a visit to Sapmi. Sergey together with Nenets reindeer herder from Yamal and also WRH Board members, Mikhail Iar, participated in the Arctic Frontiers 2018 in Tromso, where they had meetings with the  Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Russian Federation to the Kingdom of Norway, Teimuraz Ramishvili, rector of the University of Tromso, Anne Husebekk, representatives of the Parmanent Participants to the Arctic Council and others, to discuss different issues such as cooperation between reindeer herders from different countries, providing education for nomadic indigenous students etc..

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WRH and RAIPON meetings in reindeer herding areas of Norway

January 20, 2018 • Alena Gerasimova

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). 

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Programme for 6th World Reindeer Herders Congress Released

August 14, 2017 • Philip Burgess

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.

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Reindeer herders in Russia have a chance to get education!

December 16, 2014 • Alena Gerasimova

reindeerThe Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation decided to keep the profession of reindeer herder in the list of specialties in institutions of vocational education. This was recently reported by the chair of the Association of World Reindeer Herders Mikhail Pogodaev.

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Association of World Reindeer Herders participated in the celebration of Reindeer Herders Day in Nadym, Russia

March 6, 2014 • Alena Gerasimova

reindeer race in nadymFebruary 28 – March 2, 2014. Every year at the end of February, in March and at the beginning of April many reindeer herding regions in Russia traditionally start to celebrate Reindeer Herders Day. It is a very special event for local people, and especially for reindeer herders and their families, and they all are looking forward to celebrate it. This year the Association of World Reindeer Herders participated in 19th Traditional Reindeer Herders Competitions which took place in Yamal-Nenets autonomous okrug in the city of Nadym from February 28 till March 2. To take part in these competitions reindeer herders from all the regions of the Yamal-Nenets autonomous  okrug gathered in Nadym.

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Association of World Reindeer Herders participated in the celebration of Reindeer Herders Day in Nadym, Yamal-Nenets Autonomous District, Russia

• Alena Gerasimova

reindeer race in nadymFebruary 28 – March 2, 2014. Every year at the end of February, in March and at the beginning of April many reindeer herding regions in Russia traditionally start to celebrate Reindeer Herders Day. It is a very special event for local people, and especially for reindeer herders and their families, and they all are looking forward to celebrate it. This year the Association of World Reindeer Herders participated in 19th Traditional Reindeer Herders Competitions which took place in Yamal-Nenets autonomous okrug in the city of Nadym from February 28 till March 2. To take part in these competitions reindeer herders from all the regions of the Yamal-Nenets autonomous  okrug gathered in Nadym.

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EALLIN workshop in Umeå (Sweden)

January 31, 2014 • Alena Gerasimova

eallin brochureJanuary 30, EALLIN workshop started in Umeå, Sweden. The workshop for reindeer herding youth was held in connection with the opening of the cultural capital city of Umeå 2014, and it going last from 30/01 till 01/02. Young reindeer herders met with Mikhail Pogodaev, Chair of the Board of the Association of World Reindeer Herders, Johan Mathis Turi, General Secretary of the Association of World Reindeer Herder and others, to discuss current situation and future of reindeer husbandry, to share and exchange experience and knowledge, to make recommendations in order to bring their voice to the Arctic Council.  

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Det ignorerte arktiske folk

January 23, 2014 • Alena Gerasimova

Arctic frontiersOriginal source: NRK

Det er høyt under taket i festsalen i rødbanken i Tromsø. Og lysekronene som duver under den dekorerte himlingen ser tunge ut. Skulle de løsne fra taket de har hengt fra det siste hundre året, burde man ikke sittet under de.

En som likevel sitter under disse monumentale belysningsanordningene denne småkalde januardagen i Norden Paris, er Mikhail Pogodaev. Han er dog ikke alene, men han skiller seg ut fra den grådresskledde forsamlingen, der han sitter i sin røde drakt sydd under en annen himmel lenger øst.

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