Dolgan

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

June 25, 2018 • Alena Gerasimova

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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Friendship of Reindeer Herders: Chukchi and Dolgan

July 25, 2016 • Alena Gerasimova
Petr Kaurgin

Participants of the Biological Diversity Course in Kautokeino: Sofia Zakharova (from Dolgan reindeer herding), Petr Kaurgin and Maksim Reundiu (Chukchi reindeer herders)

It has been exactly three months since reindeer herders from Russia and Mongolia left Kautokeino (Norway), as the international course on biological diversity and traditional knowldge reached the end of its first part (more information about the course here).  35 students/reindeer herders from three countries and seven different nations (Saami, Dukha, Nenets, Chukchi, Dolgan, Evenki and Even) are now at their homeland, mostly working with reindeer herds and also conducting their own small projects on documentation of traditional knowledge.

During two weeks of lectures in Kautokeino in April 2016, reindeer herders from different parts of the world not only got a chance to learn about reindeer husbandry of different peoples, gain new experience, share their challenges and concerns, they also made very good friendship. Even the language was not a problem, herders from Russia couldnt speak with herders from Mongolia, but they found their way of communicating by using gesticulation, photos and mobile phones.

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