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Secretary General: Johan Mathis Turi (Association of World Reindeer Herders), Norway. A reindeer herder from Guovdageaidnu, Johan Mathis has been a long time board member of NBR/ NRL (the Sámi Reindeer Herders Assn. of Norway), a longtime board member of the Norwegian National Board of Reindeer Husbandry (Reindriftstyre), President for 8 years of the Assn. of World Reindeer Herders and is currently serving as Secretary General. He has been a leading figure in developing international cooperation between reindeer herders after the fall of the Berlin Wall. He divides his residence between Guovdageaidnu (Winter) and Oteren (near Tromsø) in Summer.
Secretary: Elna Sara has worked for the Association of World Reindeer Herders since its inception since 1997. From a reindeer herding family, she has worked in the field of international cooperation in reindeer husbandry since 1990. She worked for NBR-NRL, the Sámi Reindeer Herders Association of Norway for 15 years. She lives in Guovdageaidnu/Kautokeino.