and the Uarctic Thematic Network on Arctic Extractive Industries start their course in the Pan-Arctic PhD programme on Arctic Extractive industries next Monday until Friday. We have a very nice group of instructors and students alike, with participants from Canada, Norway, Austria, Finland, Russia, Denmark, UK if I remember correctly. A detailed programme and reading list can be found here on our PhD programme website.
The anthropology research team, organised by Anna Stammler-Gossmann, invites to a workshop (in Russian) with Sámi activist and writer, Aleftina Sergina from Jona village (Kola Peninsula, approx. 30 km from the Finnish border, around 100 inhabitants).
Issues that we shall discuss at the meeting with Aleftina include
– Lovozero is not the only Sami village in Russia
– Sami potatoes project
– Finnish reindeer in Russia, tundra reindeer in the forest and failed project on reindeer re-introduction in Jona.
– Sacred sites of Sami
– Soviet and post-Soviet Jona
Our blogger Nina Meschtyb had earlier been to Jona and written beautifully about that trip here on the blog, illustrated with nice photographs