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Mikhail Pogodaev

Mikhail Pogodaev (Chair)

Mikhail Pogodaev is Even, and was born in the reindeer herding village of Topolinoe, in the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia) where he was raised in a reindeer herding family. He has a Phd in Economics, and currently works in Yakutsk at the Northern Forum as Executive Director.


Inger Anita Smuk

Inger Anita Smuk (Vice Chair)

Inger Anita Smuk is a Sámi reindeer herder from Unjárga/Nesseby in the East Finnmark region of Norway. Inger Anita has been an active member of the Association of World Reindeer Herders for many years.


Elena Walkeapaa

Elena Walkeapää (Vice Chair)

Young Sami reindeer herder from Northern Sweden.


Board members:

  • Mr. Mikhail Iar, Russia
  • Ms. Alena Gerasimova, Russia
  • Mr. Battulga Solnoi, Mongolia
  • Mr. Per-Oula Juuso, Finland

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