Principled partnerships: Memorial Univerity of Newfoundland implements agreement supporting Indigenous data sovereignty
Thu, Jun 18, 2020
Memorial is among the first universities in Canada to create and adopt a formal research agreement that gives Indigenous groups the right to own, control, access and possess their data in research. [via Jeff Green/Memorial University of Newfoundland]
Roza Laptander's "When we got reindeer, we moved to live to the tundra - The spoken and Silenced History of the Yamal Nenets" is based on the stories of the Nenets reindeer herders from the Yamal peninsula, Western Siberia. [original article from Arctic Centre - University of Lapland]
Thu, Apr 02, 2020
Mon, Jan 20, 2020
Fri, Jun 07, 2019
The application process for the 2020 Labrador Institute International Indigenous Intern has started! Apply by July 26, 2019.
Mon, Dec 10, 2018
Arctic Research Consortium of the United States (ARCUS), in cooperation with Inuit Circumpolar Council Alaska (ICC), is accepting applications and nominations for Indigenous Scholar opportunities. The deadline is January 10, 2019.
Tue, Dec 04, 2018
Dr. Hadley Friedland from the University of Alberta, holds a public keynote speech titled “The Recovery and Resurgence of Indigenous Laws” on Monday December 10 at 9 – 10.30 at Polarium Auditorium, Arktikum in Rovaniemi. The lecture will be streamed live on Arctic Centre's YouTube.
Thu, Nov 01, 2018
International Sámi Film Institute (ISFI) offers Sapmifilm, a streaming service, which provides a unique collection of Sámi films.
Tue, Oct 30, 2018
The second Arctic Science Ministerial (ASM2) took place in Berlin, Germany on the 25-26 October 2018. The main goal of the ASM2 is to further co-operation in arctic science, by addressing challenges and creating joint action. For full report click here.
The Foundation for Siberian Cultures makes the publication: An Arctic Indigenous Knowledge System of Landscape, Climate and Human Interactions: Evenki Reindeer Herders and Hunters, written by Alexandra Lavrillier and Semen Gabyshev, available, click here.
Fri, Oct 19, 2018
The Thematic Network on Arctic Law and an international group of academics came together last Friday October 12 in London, to discuss and debate on the current state and future prospects of Arctic legal and political cooperation.
Mon, Oct 15, 2018
The Thematic network on Teacher Education for Social Justice and Diversity in Education and the UNITWIN/UNESCO network concerning Indigenous Languages in Urbanized areas captivated the audience at UArctic Congress 2018 side event.
Mon, Oct 15, 2018
Arctic Arts Summit 2019 - The Arctic as a Laboratory for sustainable art and cultural policy June 4 - 5, 2019, Rovaniemi, Finland.
Fri, Aug 25, 2017
The publication "Russian Laws on Indigenous Issues. Guarantees, Communities, Territories of Traditional Land Use: Translated and Commented" consists of translations of and commentaries on three federal laws on guarantees of the rights of indigenous small-numbered peoples, on indigenous communities, and on territories of tradi...
Fri, Jun 09, 2017
Chaired by Krister Stoor of Umeå University and Barry Scherr of Dartmouth College, respectively, the meetings were held in connection with the 9th International Congress of Arctic Social Sciences (ICASS IX), June 8-12, 2017.
Wed, Mar 09, 2016
Starting April 11, 2016 in Kautokeino, Norway, this is a two week course in Biological Diversity in a Circumpolar Indigenous Perspective organized by the Sámi University College and the UArctic EALÁT Institute in cooperation with the International Centre for Reindeer Husbandry. Application deadline: March 23.
Fri, Feb 19, 2016
Gerald Anderson, Director of Development and Engagement, Fisheries and Marine Institute of Memorial University of Newfoundland, and Vice President Indigenous with the University of the Arctic was recently appointed an Ambassador for the Arctic Inspiration Prize.
Mon, Jan 18, 2016
Sámi University College will host the Arctic Indigenous Education Conference 2016, March 14-17, 2016 in Kautokeino, Norway.
Mon, Dec 14, 2015
The 5th International Forum The Arctic: Present and Future has been held on December 7-9 in Saint-Petersburg. The forum was held under the leadership of Interregional Public Organization Association of Polar Explorers President, the Russian Federation President’s Special Representative for international cooperation in the Arc...
Fri, Dec 11, 2015
The Russian North Youth Forum of the Russian Association of Indigenous Peoples of the North (RAIPON) has been held on December 3-8, 2015. [Source, in Russian]
Fri, Oct 30, 2015
The Sámi parliament of Norway and Sámi University College are pleased to announce the Arctic Indigenous Education Conference (AIEC) 2016 which will be held in Guovdageaidnu, Norway, March 14-17, 2016. Deadline for proposals: November 15, 2015.
Mon, Oct 26, 2015
Gerald Anderson, UArctic's new Vice-President Indigenous from Memorial University of Newfoundland, is well-known throughout Newfoundland and Labrador and across Canada for his work with Aboriginal Peoples in the education sector.
Wed, Aug 26, 2015
Listen to UArctic Student Ambassador Caitlyn Baikie talk about how transferring traditional knowledge is affected by climate change in an interview for CBC Radio show New Fire.
Mon, Aug 17, 2015
On August, 14-16 the UNESCO Chair of Yugra State University, Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia hosted the seminar “Construction of a chum - traditional housing of the Ob-Ugric peoples” organized together with the Youth organization of the Ob-Ugric peoples (MOOUN) within the project “Folk Workshop for Preserving and Promoting the Tradit...
Conference "Mobile Roots - Rethinking indigenous and transnational ties", 22-23 Oct 2015, University of Lapland, Finland
Tue, Aug 11, 2015
Organizers announce extended call for papers for the 12th International ETMU Days conference "Mobile Roots - Rethinking indigenous and transnational ties", held on 22-23 October 2015 at the University of Lapland in Rovaniemi, Finland. The call for papers and the early bird registration both end on 31 August.
Wed, Aug 05, 2015
The Polar Yakutia for the first time carried out research on the impact of changes in the native indigenous peoples habitats and the social and cultural situation on the indigenous peoples’ life.
Fri, Jul 10, 2015
Center for Support of Indigenous Peoples of the North informs about regional training seminars on the climate change impact on indigenous peoples, their way of life and traditional activities
Fri, May 22, 2015
The Singapore-Arctic Council Permanent Participants (AC PP) Cooperation Package offers full postgraduate scholarships for Arctic indigenous peoples for studying in Singapore. The scholarships are available for three Master's programs in public policy, public administration and maritime studies.
Tue, Aug 26, 2014
The unique international Master's in Sámi Journalism from an Indigenous Perspective at Sámi University College, Norway has attracted a lot of interest. To ensure that all who wish to participate can do so, SUC has decided to start the programme in January 2015 and extend the application period.
Wed, May 07, 2014
The 2014 edition of UArctic's annual magazine Shared Voices has been released and is now available for download. This year's theme poses the question 'Whose Arctic?' and features different perspectives on who has the right to speak for the region, who will benefit from its resources and development, and whose voices wil...
A new website available on the traditional knowledge of the indigenous peoples of the Arctic and the Far North of Russia
Thu, Mar 27, 2014
"The UNESCO Institute for Information Technologies in Education, with the support of the UNESCO Intersectoral Platform "UNESCO's Contribution to Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation", has developed a web site and open-access informational and educational resources based on the traditional knowledge of the indigenous peopl...
Wed, Mar 12, 2014
The indigenous Khanty community of The Bolshoi Yugan River in western Siberia is happy to announce that its website is up and running. It is a bilingual (Russian, English) content-rich site with text, photos and video. The website is available at: http://www.yaoun-yakh.ru (or http://yaoun-yakh.ru ) Stop by and visit!
Thu, Feb 27, 2014
The Tłı̨chǫ Government, the Government of the Northwest Territories and Canadian Polar Commission are co-hosting a multi-event symposium to advance the use of Traditional Knowledge in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories September 19 – 21, 2014
Tue, Feb 04, 2014
The Human Rights Centre of the United Nations mandated University for Peace (UPEACE-HRC) and Human Rights Education Associates (HREA) jointly conduct several professional e-learning courses throughout the year on diverse range of human rights issues. These six-week certificate courses are aimed at professionals working with t...
Thu, Jan 16, 2014
In order to celebrate its 40th anniversary, Association Inuksiutiit Katimajiit Inc., in collaboration with Université Laval, is glad to invite you to the 19th edition of the biennial Inuit Studies Conference. It will be held in Quebec City, October 29 - November 1, 2014, the theme of the meeting being Qaumaniq: Enlightening K...
Wed, Jan 15, 2014
Three Sámi research positions available, deadline for application February 21st, 2014.Junior Researcher of Sámi research, 1 August 2014 – 31 July 2018, the call can be found here (FIN, SMI, SWE)Senior Researcher of Sámi research 1 August 2014 - 31 July 2019, the call can be found here (FIN, SMI, SWE)Associate Professor, Sámi...
Wed, Dec 11, 2013
UArctic's new Vice-President Indigenous, Keith Chaulk, participated in his first meeting of its senior management group "Ma-Mawi" held in Rovaniemi Dec 3-5, 2013. Ma-Mawi, made up of the President, Vice-Presidents, and heads of strategic areas. Dr. Keith Chaulk is the Director of the Labrador Institute of the Memorial Univers...
Tue, Oct 22, 2013
The first SAO meeting of the Canadian Chairmanship is being held in Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada, from October 22nd to 23rd, 2013, and the UArctic delegation is represented by James McDonald, Chair of the Council of UArctic; Keith Chaulk, UArctic’s newly appointed Vice-President Indigenous; and Karen Barnes, President of Yukon C...
Call for Papers: Northern Frontier Northern Homeland Forty Years On: People Environment and Resources in the North
Fri, Oct 18, 2013
A special two-day event organized by the Canadian Circumpolar Institute and the Faculty of Native Studies organized by the University of Alberta, 29th April-1st May 2014, at the Telus Centre, Edmonton, Canada. This event at the University of Alberta in Edmonton will commemorate the 40th anniversary of the Berger Inquiry....
Thu, Oct 17, 2013
A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) regarding the UArctic Vice-President Indigenous was signed between Memorial University of Newfoundland (MUN) and the University of the Arctic during the Board of Governors meeting in Reykjavik on Oct 12th, 2013. President Lars Kullerud signed the MoU on behalf of UArctic and President Gary...
Wed, Oct 16, 2013
A UN indigenous rights investigator said Canada faces a "crisis" when it comes to the situation of the country's aboriginal peoples. James Anaya, the UN’s special rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples, said Tuesday that one in five aboriginal Canadians lives in a home in need of serious repairs, and the suicide rate...
In recent decades Saami research has gone to new directions and become more multivoiced. The aim of the Conference (25th-27th September 2013 Inari, Finland) is to chart this new multivoiced research and to find out at what point Saami studies are today and what are the main questions, new thoughts, and directions at the prese...
Tue, Sep 17, 2013
For the first time, over 70 sacred sites custodians, indigenous people's organizations, scientists, policy makers and members of civil society gathered in Finland to draft a joint Conference Declaration that states recommendations and guidelines for policy-making related to sacred sites in the Arctic and that calls for better...
Thu, Jun 13, 2013
The Human Rights Centre of the United Nations mandated University for Peace is accepting applications for its 3rd Annual Field Course on Indigenous Peoples' Rights that will take place on 5–11 August, 2013 in Costa Rica.
Alta Conference 2013 A Global Indigenous Preparatory Conference for UN World Conference on Indigenous Peoples 2014
Mon, Jun 10, 2013
The Sámi Parliament of Norway is hosting the Global Indigenous Preparatory Conference for the World Conference on Indigenous Peoples (the Áltá 2013 conference), to be held in Áltá, Norway, from 8 – 13 June 2013. The Preparatory Conference is organized in cooperation with the Global Indigenous Coordination Group for the World...
Wed, May 29, 2013
UN-Habitat Housing and Slum Upgrading Branch, Housing Unit (www.unhabitat.org) works at the global level with issues related to indigenous peoples’ housing, indigenous peoples’ migration to urban areas and indigenous building knowledge. UN-Habitat is currently establishing a global network with professionals and univer...
Mon, May 27, 2013
From May 1, 2013, professor Patrik Lantto will assume the role of Director of the Centre for Sami Research (CeSam) – Vaartoe, at Umeå University, as his predecessor, professor Peter Sköld, will step down to focus solely on his role as Director of Arcum, the Arctic Research Centre at Umeå University. Lantto has worked at...
The Sami Parliament invites representatives of indigenous peoples worldwide to an international preparatory conference in Alta, Norway, 8-12 June 2013. Around 800 indigenous delegates and advisors, as well as various observers and representatives of the world’s media are expected in Alta in June 2013 to prepare for the UN Wor...
Thu, Apr 11, 2013
The University of Tromsø, Faculty of Humanities, Social Sciences and Education, has a vacant Postdoctoral Research Fellow position in Arctic Governance and Indigenous Innovation. The position is attached to the Centre for Sami Studies. See more in attachment.This is a fixed term position for a period of three years. The main...
Tue, Apr 09, 2013
Jokkmokk Winter Conference on climate change, energy and sustainable development is an annual international forum for students, decision makers, entrepreneurs and opinion builders from Northern Europe, North America and Russia. The annual Jokkmokk Winter Conference 2013 report is available here. Also, more information availab...
Mon, Apr 01, 2013
At the 7th Congress of the Indigenous Peoples of the North, Siberia and the Far East of the Russian Federation (RAIPON), held in Salekhard, Russia from March 27th to 30th, delegates elected Grigory Ledkov as the new President of the association. Also during the Congress, Pavel Sulyandziga was re-appointed as the First Vice-Pr...
The 7th Congress of the Indigenous Peoples of the North, Siberia and the Far East of the Russian Federation
Wed, Mar 27, 2013
The president of UArctic, Lars Kullerud and the rector of Sami Education Institute, Lisa Holmberg are representing UArctic at the 7th Congress of the Indigenous Peoples of the North, Siberia and the Far East of the Russian Federation. The conference takes place in Salekhard from 27 to 30 of March. The Congress is organised by...
Tue, Mar 05, 2013
This week Education Programs, Nunavut Arctic College, hosted Laila Nutti, Assistant Professor of Education at Sami University College, Norway. During her stay, Laila, presented a lecture to faculty and students at Nunatta Campus, Iqaluit, and engaged in many activities. She visited: the Nunavut Teacher Education Program; Fin...
Wed, Feb 06, 2013
Arctic Environment Ministers and high level representatives met in Jukkasjärvi, Sweden, 5-6 February, for a meeting focused on actions to address the rapid environmental changes in the Arctic and how to improve the protection of the Arctic environment through actions at the national, regional and global level, including throu...
Thu, Dec 13, 2012
Call for Submissions for the 2nd International Indigenous Voices in Social Work Conference, " Indigenous Knowledges: Resurgence, Implementation and Collaboration," which takes place in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada July 8-11, 2013.
Wed, Dec 05, 2012
Linda Pemik of Nunavut Arctic College organized a meeting of the VERDDE network during the recent Circumpolar Indigenous Education Conference hosted by the Nunavut Education Department and the Greenland Education Department in Iqaluit, Nunavut, Canada Nov 27-30, 2012. VERDDE is a UArctic Thematic Network that promotes and...
Travel Scholarships Available for Native People to Participate in Major Conference on Protected Areas & Cultural Sites
Fri, Nov 23, 2012
DEADLINE: DECEMBER 1, 2012. Indigenous persons who are active in caring for and protecting natural areas and cultural/sacred sites are invited to take part in North America's largest professional meeting on protected areas. Held every two years, the George Wright Society Conference on Parks, Protected Areas, and...
Thu, Nov 22, 2012
The Circumpolar Conference on Education for Indigenous People takes place November 26-30, 2012, Iqaluit. The conference is a partnership between the Government of Nunavut and the Government of Greenland. Jan Henry Keskitalo, UArctic's Vice-President Indigenous, will attend the conference. The conference also brings togethe...
Thu, Nov 15, 2012
UArctic President, UArctic VP Indigenous, rector Jelena Porsanger of Sámi University College, and staff members of UArctic International Office Pierre-André Forest and Pirkko Pulkkanen (in Manitoba for the UArctic Rectors' Forum), on Tuesday Nov 13 visited the University of Manitoba Extended Education and Aboriginal Focus...
Negotiating Pathways to Adulthood: Social Change and Indigenous Culture in Four Circumpolar Communities
Tue, Oct 23, 2012
This project has run since 2009 and focuses on contemporary dynamics of rapid social change that have dramatically affected the political, cultural, and economic systems of circumpolar Indigenous people. See the project website at www.uaf.edu/canhr/projects/nsf/
Tue, Oct 23, 2012
UArctic Vice-President Indigenous Jan Henry Keskitalo is this week attending the Circumpolar Indigenous Pathways to Adulthood Cross-Site Workshop in Washington DC, organized by the University of Alaska Fairbanks, Center of Alaska Native Health Research (CANHR). While in Washington, Keskitalo is also attending the 2...
Mon, Sep 03, 2012
Jan Henry Keskitalo, UArctic's Vice-President Indigenous, today delivered an opening address for the University of Lapland's new academic year. In his speech, Keskitalo focussed on the importance indigenous perspectives in higher education. He noted that the network of the University of the Arctic can be an important resource...
Mon, Jul 02, 2012
The UN Summit on Sustainable Development "Rio +20" was held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil from June 20-22, 2012. At the summit, world leaders met to discuss the problem of "green" economy, sustainable development and poverty eradication. Source: RAIPON
Wed, Jun 20, 2012
In her dissertation Master of Education and Master of Philosophy in Indigenous Studies at the University of Lapland, Erika Sarivaara examines the revival of the Sámi language carried out by people who do not match the Sámi definition. In addition, she examines their experiences of their position on the edge of Sámi cultur...
Mon, May 14, 2012
The United Nations mandated University for Peace Human Rights Centre is accepting applications for its annual field course entitled "Indigenous Peoples' Rights in the Field" that will take place from August 6 to August 12, 2012 in Costa Rica.
Wed, May 02, 2012
The Circumpolar Conference on Education for Indigenous People will be held in Iqaluit, Nunavut, Canada from November 26-30, 2012. Co-hosted by the Government of Greenland and the Government of Nunavut, this conference will bring together over 120 educators, researchers, aboriginal organization representatives, ministers and d...
Mon, Apr 30, 2012
After a long travel in both distance and mind, I am now back in Tromsø, Norway. Our destination was Kolymskoe North East of Sakha Republic Yakutia, and the purpose was the UArctic EALAT Institute Workshop dealing with global challenges and perspectives of reindeer herders in the region.
UArctic scholars and experts in the area of the role of indigenous knowledge systems in higher education and research today presented in a panel discussion at the International Polar Year conference in Montreal. Council Chair Jim McDonald and UArctic Vice-President Indigenous Affairs Jan Henry-Keskitalo were joined by Sami Ed...
Tue, Apr 24, 2012
UArctic's Vice-President Indigenous, Jan Henry Keskitalo, together with Council Chair Jim McDonald, Wilp Wilxo'oskwhl Nisga'a Institute's Deanna Nyce and Sami Education Institute's Liisa Holmberg will present in the session Indigenous Knowledge: From Understanding other ways of Knowing to Indigenous Participation in Research...
Fri, Apr 20, 2012
The University of the Arctic is once again well represented at the upcoming conference of the International Polar Year, taking place April 22-27, 2012 in Montreal, Canada. This year's IPY conference is being organized back-to-back with the Arctic Science Summit Week from April 19-22. UArctic's Mimir group and Research Office...
Mon, Apr 16, 2012
The international conference, "Tales from the North" Cultural Centre Sajos organized in Inari from April 10th to 12th by the Institute for Northern Culture shows that the discussion on culture, tourism and business life is attractive for scientists, entrepreneurs and artists from around the world.
Gustaf Lind, Sweden's Arctic Ambassador has taken to Youtube to highlight Sweden's commitment to youth, and in particular the Arctic Council EALLIN project on reindeer herding youth organized by the Association of World Reindeer Herders and the International Center for Reindeer Husbandry which was just officially launched in...
Wed, Mar 28, 2012
The University of the Arctic (UArctic) today reached a new level of cooperation with the indigenous organizations that are permanent participants in the Arctic Council. By signing a Memorandum of Understanding with these organizations, UArctic formalizes and strengthens a long-standing relationship with these organizat...
Wed, Mar 21, 2012
Four years after the inaugural 2008 workshop, the Alaska Native Language Center will host the second Dene-Yeniseian Workshop exploring the prehistoric linguistic connections across Bering Strait.
Wed, Aug 02, 2017
With the establishment of the University of the Arctic in 2001, indigenous peoples of the Arctic were given a unique opportunity to contribute to a post-secondary education system that is designed by and for the people of the North. We must build on this momentum and achieve even more toward strengthening our collective resou...
Tue, Aug 08, 2017
Far in the North – 350 km north of Rovaniemi, to be exact – is where Inari is located. Yet, this is the place where you will find both the Sámi Education Institute and its rector Liisa Holmberg, who is also the Chair of the Council of UArctic. Between travels and a busy schedule, she luckily had time to meet to talk about her...
Tue, Aug 08, 2017
This article focuses on our experiences of the early years of UArctic. We participated in central but different roles in the network: one as an institutional representative and a member of the Interim Council, continuing after the inauguration, and also serving in the Membership Committee; and the other as a member of the Boa...