BIEGGANJUNÁŽAT -The joint education and development Interreg project for young sámi reindeer herders

Lead Author Janne Oula, Näkkäläjärvi
Institution Contact Sámi Education Institute Pb 50 99870 Inari, FINLAND
Theme Theme 3: Local and Traditional Knowledge
Session Name 3.1 Arctic Human-Rangifer Communities: Vulnerability, Resilience, Adaption to Global Changes
Datetime Wed, Sep 14, 2016 04:00 PM - 04:15 PM
Presentation Type Oral
Abstract text Purpose
- strengthen cooperation between young sámi reindeer herders and academies across borders
- develope education of sámi reindeer husbandry
- providing the young generation with a positive future when keeping indigenous livelihoods viable (such as reindeer husbandry)
- Develope and implement 8 different education packages in reindeer herding districts of Nordic countries (NOR; Koutokeino, SWE; Jokkmokk and FIN; Inari and Enontekiö)
- Produce training materials to benefit of sámi reindeer herding academies
- Organize seminars for current challenges of sámi reindeer husbandry
- Applying new technological innovations on reindeer husbandry
- Practical cooperation between students, teachers and other experts of the reindeer schools
- Result
- Level of sámi reindeer education is developed
- The importance of traditonal knowledge and sámi language in sámi reindeer husbandry is
strengthened cultural awareness and identity are preserved and strenghtened
- Keeping the young generation in the North and enabling the youth to continue to work with the reindeer herding despite of challenges
- Active involvement in developing applications of
new innovative technologies to be used in
everyday work among the traditional livelihoods of the Sápmi and also in teaching
- Cooperation between schools and young sámi reindeer herders will naturally continue
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