Welcome to the world of reindeer husbandry. A project of the International Centre for Reindeer Husbandry and the Association of World Reindeer Herders (Assn WRH). This site will take you on a circum-Arctic tour of reindeer and people, a connection that is strong, ancient and profound. From the New World reindeer herding in Alaska, all the way around Eurasia, Mongolia and northern China, the world of Reindeer husbandry encompasses a wide diversity of peoples, languages, landscapes and cultures.
However, the livelihood is in essence, practiced in remarkably similar ways, speaking to a bond between people and reindeer that holds much wisdom about how to survive and thrive in some of the most inhospitable places on Earth. Need a beginners guide to reindeer husbandry? Start Here
Check out "Our Arctic Presence", a podcast series created by Indigenous Youth from throughout the circumpolar north in celebration of 25 years of the Arctic Council.
January 14, 2022
Our team wishes all of you a very Happy New Year! We start 2022 news on our portal with the message that was send by Norway's King Harald V on December 31, 2021, where he also noted the importance of indigenous knowldge and interaction with nature. "Large societies and indigenous peoples around the world benefit from listening to each other and working together to safeguard what must be a common goal: To manage the earth's resources in a way that allows the generations after us to live good lives" - says the King of Norway
January 2, 2022
On December 16, the Virtual Training Program on Cultural Documentation and Intellectual Property Management for Indigenous Peoples from the Arctic Region, organized by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), ended.
December 22, 2021
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