Monthly Archives: March 2012

Call for papers: Arctic Crossings

Please see the call for papers below, and consider joining us at the American Anthropological Association annual meeting in San Francisco in November! — CFP: Arctic Crossings American Anthropological Association San Francisco, CA November 14-18, 2012 Panel organizers: Sara V. … Continue reading

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Controversies in northern mining: Mika Flöjt’s book: ‘just’ Nickel, or Uranium?

According to the EU paper   “Analysis of the competitiveness of the non-energy extractive industry in the EU” from 2007, Fennoscandia is planned to be a centre of mining in Europe, alongside other world centres in Australia and Eastern Canada. … Continue reading

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Sámi and Finnish people West of the Kola Peninsula

Nina Meschtyb’s reconnaissance field trip Jona and Jonskaya, February 2012 My departure was sudden, as well as the place where I decided to go. The destination of my first trip for the ORHELIA project was a little village west of … Continue reading

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Arctic Design and Indigenous Knowledge

My name is Svetlana Usenyuk, I am a postdoctoral researcher at Aalto University School of Art, Design and Architecture, Helsinki. I completed my PhD last summer in Ekaterinburg, Russia, with the topic “Arctic Design: the Principle of Co-creation for Transport Vehicles”. … Continue reading

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EU politicians talk to people in the Arctic

Yesterday we had a visit to the Arctic Centre by the chief of Foreign Affairs in the European Union Lady Ashton, together with Finnish Foreign Minister Tuomioja. They are on a journey through northern Europe to get inspired for further … Continue reading

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