Reindeer Husbandry

The IV Reindeer Herders Congress of Russia will be held in Yakutsk

March 11, 2017 • Alena Gerasimova

The IV Reindeer Herders Congress of Russia will be held in Yakutsk on March 16-19, 2017. Delegates and guests from 20 Russian reindeer herding regions and foreign guests are expected to arrive.

Participants will discuss the main problems and directions in the development of the Northern domestic reindeer industry of the country, they also will discuss the strengthening of relationships between  reindeer herding regions of Russia, exchange experience in the field of reindeer herding.

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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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Business forum “Southern Yakutia. Strategy in Advance. Investing in the Future” in Neryungri, Russia

April 18, 2014 • Alena Gerasimova

April, 17-18. Business forum was held in Neryungri, south of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia). The main purpose of the event was to create a unique platform for attracting investments into economy of Southern Yakutia. The business forum was organized by the local administration and the government of the Sakha Republic, supported by the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Sakha Republic.

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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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Elections in Norway – Where do the Parties Stand on Reindeer Husbandry?

September 4, 2009 • Philip Burgess

On September 14th, people in Norway will go to the polls – for the national elections, for the Sami Parliament elections and the municipality and regional elections. As a result, the Norwegian media has been full of little else, these last few weeks. NRK Sami Radio ran a piece recently that asked where all the parties (who had candidates running for the Sami Parliament) stood on reindeer husbandry. Some of these parties (Arbeiderpartiet, Høyre, Fremskrittspartiet and Senterpartiet) are mainstream Norwegian parties, while the others are parties only running for the Sami Parliament or regionally. Read on and see where the parties stand…

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