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Session on NOMAD Indigenous FoodLab at the Arctic Circle Assemlby 2023 was held today October 20 in Reykjavik with Indigenous representatives, youth and experts. 

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Indigenous Peoples’ Knowledge and Food Systems Session

This year, the sight of this Lavvu–a traditional nomadic tent of the Sami people—was far less striking than the sounds emanating from within: empowered voices of Arctic Indigenous youth leaders speaking directly to government officials, civil society, and institutional experts on the need for urgent action to address land conflicts, land degradation, and permafrost thaw across the circumpolar North. 

NOMAD Indigenous FoodLab is coming to the Denmark’s largest food festival in Aarhus on September 1-3 2023. 

Young Dukha reindeer herders from Mongolia Khongorzul Mungunshagai, Khuderbat Zorigt and Uranbayar Bat Erdene, who were also students of the Indigenous Youth Leadership Course during the Arendal Week August 13-18, had a trip to visit Sami reindeer herders in Norway. 

GEF UNEP Reindeer Herding and Resilience project will have its side event at the 7th GEF Assembly in Vancouver, Canada on Tuesday August 22, 2023. 

The session brings together global nomadic youth to discuss the capacity of indigenous herders to reduce land degradation and improve the provision of ecosystem services by increasing community resilience as part of the global knowledge-sharing component of the GEF-UNEP 10545 Reindeer Herding and Resilience Project.

Arctic Council and Arctic cooperation was in focus during an Arctic governance session this morning under the international theme at Arendalsuka 2023. Morten Høglund, Chair of the Senior Arctic Officials together with representatives of the Inuit Circumpolar Council, the Saami Parliament of Norway, and other panelist including Indigenous youth shared their perspectives.

A lávvu dialogue on the Norwegian Leadership in the Arctic Council took place on Monday 14 August as part of Arendal week


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