From May 2nd -4th 2013 Saami people from Norway, Sweden, Finland and Russia gather in Murmansk to discuss Saami culture versus Increased Industrial Development.
A hot battle between Pavel Sulyandziga from Primorsky Kray and Gregory Ledkov from Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Okrug resulted in Ledkov winning the election.
With RAIPON back on its feet again, the Association can continue planning its 7th Congress. This picture is from the Congress in 2009. Photo: The Barents Secretariat
Having battled for its survival for months, Russia’s indigenous peoples’ organization gets the necessary support from Moscow.
The young artist of 2012 was Katarina Barruk. Photo: Ørjan Bertelsen
The Riddu Riđđu festival is looking for talented, young Saami artists between the ages of 15-25 in all genres. Would you like to participate? The new deadline is on the 10th of March, 2013.
Foto: Christina Henriksen, Barentssekretariatet
The Centre for Sami Studies, University of Tromsø in collaboration with the Working Group of Indigenous Peoples in the Barents Euro-Arctic Region and the Resource Centre for the Rights of Indigenous Peoples-Gáldu invite to a seminar on Economic Development in the Indigenous North
Aili Keskitalo read a statement on behalf of the Working group of Indigenous Peoples during the Barents Regional Committee meeting in Oslo, 14.11.12
Russia’s Ministry of Justice has ordered the closure of the indigenous organization RAIPON. This picture was taken after the signing of the first cooperation agreement between RAIPON and The Barents Secretariat in 2011. Photo: Christina Henriksen
A delegation from the Kautokeino municipality visited the Nenets Autonomous Okrug in October 24-27. The aim of the visit was to discuss the exchange project for young reindeer herders and to plan the Indigenous celebration of the Barents 20th anniversary in Kautokeino in March 2013.
130 representatives from the government, indigenous peoples and business met in Tromsø on September 10 to discuss extractive industries in the Barents Region, an area were indigenous peoples` have lived their traditional life for centuries.
Indigenous peoples from the Barents Euro-Arctic Region adopted a resolution and a new Action Plan 2013-2016 at the 2nd Barents Indigenous Peoples' Congress on 10 February 2012. Nenets, Saami and Veps delegates met in Kirkenes last week, accompanied by UN Special Rapporteur on rights of indigenous peoples, Dr James Anaya, among others.
Registration closed for conference!
Close to 100 participants have signed up for the events in Kirkenes, and the registration for the conference Indigenous Peoples, Business & Environment 2012 and the 2nd Barents Indigenous Peoples' congress is now closed.