Youth. The Future of Reindeer Herding Peoples. Executive Summary.

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Pogodaev, Mikhail
Oskal, Anders
Avelova, Svetlana
Bergkvist, Piere
Burgess, Philip
Degteva, Anna
Biret, Ravdna
Eira, Maria
Gaup Eira, Inger Marie
Ol Johan, Gaup
SDWG , EALLIN , Reindeer herding , Youth , Indigenous peoples
This report is a summary of one of the deliverables to the Arctic Council Sustainable Development Working Group project ‘EALLIN – The Voice of Reindeer Herding Youth 2012-2014’. The main goal of the project was to maintain and further develop a sustainable and resilient reindeer husbandry in the Arctic, working towards a vision of creating a better life for circumpolar reindeer herders. The full report is available for download at Through this project, over 160 youth from different reindeer herding peoples had the opportunity to meet each other, learning maybe as much about themselves in the process as they learned from their peers. The material presented here is derived from 12 community-based workshops in Norway, Sweden and Russia, China and Mongolia, where herding youth were both organizers and participants. EALLIN is a Russian Federation and Norway project endorsed by the Arctic Council Sustainable Development working group (AC SDWG) in partnership with the Sami Council and RAIPON and implemented by Association of World Reindeer Herders in cooperation with the International Centre for Reindeer Husbandry, Kautokeino, Norway.