EALLU

EALLU book presented to Prince Albert II of Monaco

September 5, 2018 • Alena Gerasimova
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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EALLU cook book presented at the Beijing International Book Fair

August 23, 2018 • Alena Gerasimova

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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Student from the Herzen University defends master thesis about Nenets and Sami Reindeer Herding Vocabularly

June 25, 2018 • Alena Gerasimova

 Nechei Serotetto who  Nechei Serotetto, from reindeer herding family in Yamal, is a graduate student of the Institute of the Peoples of the North of the Herzen University in Saint-Petersburg, who also participated in the Arctic Council EALLU project, she has successfully defended her master thesis: Nenets and Saami reindeer herding vocabulary as a way of maintaining national traditions. Nechei is also a co-author of the EALLU cook book, where she writes about traditional knowldge on consuming reindeer meat. The field of scientific interest of Nechei is the study of traditional knowledge about ways to preserve products from reindeer, as well as the methods of traditional slaughtering of reindeer. She conducted a comparative analysis of traditional knowledge and technologies for butchering reindeer from the Saami of Norway and the Nenets of the Yamal-Nenets Autonomous District. For this, Nechei studied the Sami language at the Saami University of Applied Sciences in Kautokeino for a year. In addition, Nechei has also contributed to the work of the Rievdan project.

 

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EALLU Wins Grand Prize and Arctic Prize at Gourmand Awards

May 28, 2018 • Philip Burgess

EALLU: Best in the World!

The Gourmand food book awards have now wrapped up in the coastal city of Yantai, China and the EALLU team are now heading home. It has been an extraordinarily successful trip, with the EALLU Food book picking up both the Grand Prize as ‘Best Foodbook in the World’ and best in the Arctic food culture category. This is an extremely important vote of confidence in the large team of young authors who contributed to this unique food book over the life of the Arctic Council Sustainable Development Working Group project.

To receive such an award from the mainstream food publishing industry is a powerful recognition of the richness and depth of a focal point of our cultures, our relationship to food. This is much more than just a book of recipes”, says Chair Mikhail Pogodaev of Association of World Reindeer Herders.

“We are incredibly proud of this achievement and our fantastic team of indigenous youth from across the Arctic who bridged generations and distances to create this extraordinary book. Maybe this signals a shift in how mainstream society values our food knowledge and that our societies can leverage this recognition to better community physical, mental and economic health. Arctic indigenous peoples have an absolutely unique understanding of the Arctic environment, their ecosystems, and our living food resources,” says Anders Oskal,the EALLU project leader and Secretary General of the Association of World Reindeer Herders. 

Read the official press release here and below see a gallery of photos

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Arctic Indigenous Youth Write Best Cookbook in the World!

May 26, 2018 • Philip Burgess

EALLU wins Gourmand prizeIndigenous reindeer herding youth win ‘Best in the World’ at 23rd Gourmand International Cookbook Award

An international group of young indigenous peoples, with their food book entitled: “EALLU –Food, Knowledge and How We Have Thrived on the Margins” has won the overall Gourmand International Cookbook Award.  The winners were announced today at the “Oscars of the cookbook world”  in Yantai, China. In this unique and now acclaimed food book, a team of 50 young indigenous authors presented 14 different Arctic indigenous peoples´ food cultures in one volume, the first of its kind. There were hundreds of entries from entries from across the world, the EALLU food book faced stiff competition (´eallu´means a herd (of reindeer) in the indigenous Sámi language, closely connected to the word ´eallin´ which means life), and was nominated in as many as 4 categories as well as the main prize itself –Best Food Book of the World, across all categoriesThe book was 1 of 16 nominees for the main prize, selected from contributions from 116 National States and was a delivery from the Arctic CouncilSustainable Development Working Group project EALLU.

To receive such an award from the mainstream food publishing industry is a powerful recognition of the richness and depth of a focal point of our cultures, our relationship to food. This is much more than just a book of recipes”, says Chair Mikhail Pogodaev of Association of World Reindeer Herders: “This is about Arctic indigenous peoples´ deep knowledge about food, raw materials, processing and conservation, food security, health and wellbeing – It’s about our food traditions, our traditional nomadic lifestyles, our local economies, our philosophy and our worldviews.

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EALLU Team in China for Gourmand Award Ceremony

May 24, 2018 • Philip Burgess

A team from the EALLU project has touched down in the coastal city of Yantai, China to attend the awards ceremony of the 23rd Gourmand International Cookbook Awards (the “Oscars of the cookbook world”) which are being held May 26-27.  Authors from all over the globe will compete for the prestigious awarding of the World´s best cookbooks and the EALLU book has been nominated for the best in all categories and also in three separate categories. 

Present in Yantai are ICR Director Anders Oskal and a group of indigenous youth including many authors. On Friday, May 25, the EALLU team, which have brought with them reindeer blood, smoked meat and a large lavvu will host attendees and tell about the book, the story behind the project and the importance of traditional foods to indigenous peoples. Also, the Gourmand Awards are the setting for the launch of the 2nd edition of the EALLU book, with a redesigned cover and new content. The EALLU team has representation from Sápmi, Russia and China. From Sápmi: Anders Oskal, Issát Turi, Inger Anita Smuk, Juoksa Smuk, Ellen-Sara Sparrok. From Russia: Mikail Pogodaev, Alena Gerasimova, Marta Okotetto, Anna Chuprina and from Aoluguya/Genhe; 4 persons. See some photos below

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EALLU Foodbook Nominated as Best in the World

May 21, 2018 • Philip Burgess

Have Indigenous Youth Made the Best Cookbook in the World?

 

Indigenous reindeer herding youth initiative nominated for 22nd Gourmand International Cookbook Awards 2018

 

The 22nd Gourmand International Cookbook Awards (the “Oscars of the cookbook world”) is being held May 26-27 in Yantai, China where authors from all over the globe will compete for the prestigious awarding of the World´s best cookbooks.

 

An international group young indigenous people and others are among the top nominees, with their food book entitled: “EALLU –Food, Knowledge and How We Have Thrived on the Margins”. The term ´eallu´ means a herd (of reindeer) in the indigenous Sámi language, closely connected to the word ´eallin´, which means life.

 

In this unique and acclaimed food book, a team of 50 young indigenous authors present 14 different Arctic indigenous peoples´ food cultures in one volume, the first of its kind. The book has been nominated in as many as 4 categories at the Gourmand Awards: Food Heritage, Sustainable Food, Arctic Food, and the main prize itself – Best Food Book of the World, across all categories. The book is 1 of 16 nominees for the main prize, selected from contributions from 116 countries.

 

This is much more than just a book of recipes”, says Chair Mikhail Pogodaev of Association of World Reindeer Herders (WRH): “This is about Arctic indigenous peoples´ deep knowledge about food, raw materials, processing and conservation, food security, health and wellbeing – Its about our food traditions, our traditional nomadic lifestyles, our local economies, our philosophy and our worldviews.”

 

Read the full press release belowEALLU Press Release Gourmand Nomination

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World Reindeer Herders reports on the Arctic Council EALLU project

March 20, 2018 • Philip Burgess

This week the Association of World Reindeer Herders is vising Levi in Finland, where the Arctic Council SDWG and SAO meeting are held. WRH General Secretary Anders Oskal has presented the report on the work of the EALLU project for the last months.During this period more than ten educational seminars were organized, dedicated to food culture, traditional knowldege, reindeer herding youth etc. WRH had a succesful 6th Congress of World reindeer herder in Sweden; publications on traditional knowldge and food culture were published and several are about to be. WRH delegation will stay in Finland for few more days before going to hold its Council meeting, which will be in Salekhard at the end of this week.

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EALLU book about the Arctic indigenous food culture is nominated for the Gourmand Awards

March 19, 2018 • Alena Gerasimova

EALLU is a book about food culture of the indigenous peoples of the Arctic, which is nominated for major food culture event in the world – the Gourmand Awards. The book describes the food culture, recipes and traditional knowledge about nutrition of the 13 indigenous peoples of the Arctic (Nenets, Saami, Chukchi, Koryak, Dolgan, Evenki, Even, Yukagir, Dukha, Inuit, Aleut, Gwichin, Athabaskan). More than 50 authors have contributed with their knowledge to the book; most of authors are young representatives of indigenous peoples of the Arctic, which is the first of its kind to present an overview of the food cultures belonging to the Arctic indigenous peoples.

The publication of the EALLU cook book was an intermediate result of a project implemented by the Association of World Reindeer Herders and the International Centre for Reindeer Husbandry: “EALLU: indigenous youth, Arctic change and food culture”. The book was launched at the Ministerial Meeting of the Arctic Council, which was in Fairbanks (Alaska) in May 2017.

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November 23 – International EALLU-Rievdan seminar in Saint Petersburg

November 16, 2017 • Svetlana Avelova

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
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Mikhail Pogodaev from WRH attends Arctic Council SDWG meeting in Finland

September 23, 2017 • Alena Gerasimova

Sustainable Development Working Group (SDWG) of the Arctic Council had just finished it regular meeting in Inari, Finland (Sept.21-22,2017 www.sdwg.org ). 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

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Moscow is Hungry for Reindeer Meat

May 2, 2017 • Alena Gerasimova

Guests and participants of the exhibition Treature of the North

Last weekend dozens of visitors in the Sokolniki Park have consumed delicious snakcs and soups made from reindeer meat and other delicacies of indigenous peoples of the North. The food expo was organized in the framework of the Arctic Council EALLU project about reindeer herding food culture. The main report on the project – the EALLU cookbook was exposed for the first time during the seminar on Traditional Knowledge and Innovations in Indigenous Food Systems and their Role for Developing Private Business. International Centre for Reindeer Husbandry has organized both events in cooperation with RAIPON, Indigenous Peoples Institute of Herzen University and Fjellvilt from Norway.

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New Cookbook about Evenki Food Culture is About to be Released

October 20, 2016 • Alena Gerasimova
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Nadezhda Gerasimova – the author of the cookbook

Iengra is an Evenki village at the south of Sakha Republic Yakutia. The name of the village in Evenki language means “branchy antlers”(the same name of the river that the village is situated by and the shape of the Iengra river reminds reindeer antlers). Iengra is mostly inhabited by Evenki people, the representatives from the ancient Evenki clans – Nyurmagan, Buta, Bellet, Longorki, Keptuke and others. Traditional livelihood of Evenki people in Iengra is reindeer herding, hunting and fishing.

Nadezhda Gerasimova is Evenki from reindeer herding family in Iengra, she is an author of the culinary book about traditional food culture of Evenki people. According to the author, the main purpose of the book is to preserve Evenki traditional knowledge on food, history and culture of Evenki people from Southern Yakutia.  

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WRH and ICR attended SDWG and SAO meetings in Alaska

March 26, 2016 • Svetlana Avelova

15-0021_Arctic Council_Black Emblem_public_artLast week, there was a series of major events in Alaska, dedicated to the development of the Arctic as part of the US chairmanship in the Arctic Council. Events included a meeting of the Sustainable Development Working Group of the Arctic Council (SDWG) in Barrow, Arctic Science Summit Week, Arctic Observing Summit and Senior Arctic Officials meeting.

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Discussing Reindeer Husbandry During First Indigenous Youth Forum in Yakutia

March 25, 2016 • Alena Gerasimova

suglanToday the Suglan Indigenous Youth Forum wrapped up in Yakutsk (Sakha Republic, Russia). Indigenous youth of Yakutia decided to name their first indigenous forum Suglan, which means “gathering” in one of the five indigenous languages of Yakutia – in Evenki language. The Suglan started its work on Wednesday, March 23, and was organized by the Yakutian State Committee of Peoples Affairs, Indigenous Youth Council of the North and the Far East of Russia and by the Association of Indigenous Peoples of Yakutia. The Association of World Reindeer Herders (WRH) and International Centre for Reindeer Husbandry (ICR) also participated in organizing and moderating one of the Suglan session which concerned reindeer husbandry and reindeer herding youth.

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Students from reindeer husbandry school in Kautokeino visit ICR office

February 2, 2016 • Alena Gerasimova

young reindeer herdersToday International Centre for Reindeer Husbandry had a meeting with students from Sámi Upper Secondary and Reindeer Husbandry School in Kautokeino and their teachers – Karen Inga Kemi, Torbjørn Larsen and Samuel Gaup.

ICR director Anders Oskal gave a lecture about world reindeer herding, the work of ICR and Association of World Reindeer Herders, he also made presentations about different projects where ICR and WRH were involved.

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Zhigansk Reindeer Herders visited Sapmi

September 30, 2015 • Svetlana Avelova

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Zhigansk Reindeer herders from the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia) visited Scandinavia in celebration of the 25th anniversary of the Association of World Reindeer Herders

From the history

Exactly 25 years ago, in the autumn of 1990, a group of scientists and reindeer herders from Norway traveled to Russia, the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia), to meet with reindeer herders. From that time began the active cooperation between reindeer herders from Russia and Scandinavia. The Association of World Reindeer Herders originates from the same time. In addition, on the recommendation of the Arctic Council in 2005, in Kautokeino was founded the International Centre for Reindeer Husbandry, which has been working fruitfully already for 10 years.

Today the Association of World Reindeer Herders and the International Centre for Reindeer Husbandry created a wide network of international cooperation between reindeer herding peoples from all over the world.

Our days

In celebration of significant dates, a group of herders from Zhigansky district traveled to Scandinavia.

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Nomadic Herders project met Evenki reindeer herders in Khatystyr, Sakha (Yakutia), Eastern Siberia

August 28, 2015 • Svein Mathiesen

Recently GEF UNEP Nomadic Herders project: Enhancing the resilience of reindeer herders’

ecosystems and livelihoods met with Evenki reindeer herders in one of the Taiga model area in

the project to prepare these indigenous peoples for implementation (pictures below).  Nomadic

Herders is also endorsed by Arctic Council in CAFF and will  soon provide a international

bachelor course in méthodes used to document traditional  knowledge related to biodiversity

issues. The course is financially supported by Ministry of Climate and Environment in

Norway. The taiga region globally is challenged by climate and biodiversity change which affect

indigenous peoples society.

Brigade 7 Khatysyr

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