Category Archives: Sámi

Entries related to Sámi research and issues. All entries here should also be categorised under ‘indigenous peoples’, and most of them ‘Fennoscandia’ probably.

New Intern at Arctic Centre Rovaniemi

My name is Léon Fuchs and I will soon be 24 years old. I am a new intern at the Arctic Centre and I will stay in Rovaniemi until August 2015. I will work with Dr. Anna Stammler Gosmann in … Continue reading

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Arctic Ark: new project on animal breeds, species and human practices in the Arctic

We are very happy to announce that we started working on a new project funded within the Finnish Academy’s Arctic programme, called Arctic Ark. Human-animal adaptations to the Arctic environment: natural and folk selection practices (Arc-Ark) The Arctic is often … Continue reading

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Кольские саами и антропологи Арктики потеряли большого друга

С большой скорбью сообщаем сегодня о грустной новости. Скончался Лейф Рантала, в течение многих лет являющийся ключевой фигурой саамских исследований в Университете Лапландии. С самого начала существования исследовательской группы антропологов в Рованиеми Лейф был нашим благосклонным сподвижником и незаменимым советчиком, … Continue reading

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Kola Sámi research and Arctic Anthropology lost a great friend

We are sad to spread the following news today: Leif Rantala, long time at the University of Lapland the grand old man of Sámi research, has passed away. From the very start of the anthropology team in Rovaniemi, he has … Continue reading

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New Article on Extractive Industries in Indigenous Areas in Canada and Sweden

New article “Effects of mining on reindeer/caribou populations and indigenous livelihoods: community-based monitoring by Sami reindeer herders in Sweden and First Nations in Canada” in The Polar Journal, Volume 4, Issue 1, 2014, by Thora Martina Herrmann, Per Sandström, Karin Granqvist, … Continue reading

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”Shamanism, Symbolism and Culture”

”Shamanism, Symbolism and Culture. Role and function of art in the transmission of culture and cultural practices” The University of Lapland’s Arctic Centre, Rovaniemi, Finland, is pleased to announce confirmation of a 2 day International Shamanism Seminar which will be … Continue reading

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