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April 12, chefs of the Boaššu/NOMAD Indigenous FoodLab presented food for the participants of the Regional Nordic Forum which is taking place in Kautokeino on April 12 and 13, 2023. 

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Friday 14 April 9:00 - 9:45 • By Andres Oskal, Executive Director, International Centre for Reindeer Husbandry

Week before Easter Norway announced its suggested program for the Arctic Council.

Last week participants of the Rášša project: Governing, producing, and negotiating reindeer landscapes – towards fair and sustainable use of land gathered in Kautokeino for a 2 days’ workshop. 

"We cannot be sacrificed in the name of the green transition." 

Indigenous Sámi youth and dozens of environmental activists in Oslo, Norway shut down the Ministry of Petroleum and Energy on Monday, with many chaining themselves to the building. The action is part of a human rights campaign that demands the Norwegian government close an onshore wind energy complex that the country’s supreme court says was built illegally in Sámi territory. 

Last week ICR and WRH had the startup meeting in UN environment in Geneva with director Ersin Ersen to develop a new global management of landscapes and pastures. The management of reindeer pastures globally is broken and have to be fixed. All available knowldge also female reindeer herders traditional knowledge will be used in the new four years GEF project: Reindeer Herding and Resilience

Reindeer Herding news

Reindeer herders and experts were invited to the Environment House for a disscussion with UNEP Europe Office. 

The meeting will happend og Friday February 24 at 10 am and will also be streamed on Youtube. 

Few days ago, reindeer herder from Jokkmokk Mikael Kuhmunen found traces of someone shooting his reindeer on winter pastures close to Harads in Sweden. As he posted on his Facebook page: "A reindeer has been dragged to the road and most likely ended up in a car. Four reindeer have been shot and ran away bleeding into the forest"

Sáminuorra is the Sámi national youth organization in the Swedish part of Sápmi. Their aim is to promote and protect the interests and rights of Sámi youth. Sáminuorra is engaged in Sámi, national and international politics and advances the interests of their members, creates meeting places for the youth of the Sámi people and works to create the best possible conditions for the future. The organisation was founded in 1963 and this year celebrates its 60-years since establishment. 


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