The Congress is a unique cultural and professional event in that it brings together representatives of reindeer herding peoples from around the circumpolar region.
The Congress will be attended by reindeer herders from around the globe, and will feature workshops, seminars, sporting and cultural events, and exhibitions. It will combine a number of events that will showcase both the shared cultural richness of reindeer husbandry worldwide and also the many challenges that face this traditional livelihood, with increased interest in arctic resources and climate change. The Congress is being arranged in the week preceding the Sami Film Festival and the Sami Music Festival.
For further information, please visit the Arctic Portal.
Meeting Announcement - Association of World Reindeer Herders Congress
Wed, Feb 18, 2009
The Association of World Reindeer Herders, in cooperation with the International Centre for Reindeer Husbandry, announces the 4th World Reindeer Herders Congress, to be held 30 March through 4 April 2009, in Kautokeino, Norway.