Centre for Sami Studies organizes a side event during Arctic Frontiers with a focus on Indigenous peoples’ knowledge systems. The event takes place at Árdna, the Sami cultural house at UiT campus Tromsø, 29.01.2020, 10:30-12:00.
The point of departure for this side event is to inquire into the complex entanglements of knowledge systems. Indigenous knowledges are adaptive and changing, evidenced for example, by Sámi reindeer herders’ use of technologies, such as GPS tracking systems for reindeer. In recent years there have been an increasing recognition of incorporating rights and knowledges of Indigenous peoples into planning discourse, methods and assessment practices as a key foci of terrestrial and marine governance. At the side event, we will hear about the cumulative impacts on reindeer husbandry lands and the way forward in terms of finding solutions. What are the tools of communication in order to solve conflicts? In order to succeed, the entangling of different knowledge systems appear as a prerequisite, thus the working title of the keynote presentation is Entangling natural sciences and reindeer husbandry knowledge. In addition, the side event will through the presentation Cumulative assessments and community-based impact assessments, highlight challenges of establishing a coherent knowledge base of impact assessments by presenting the impact assessements process of the well known Nussir case in Norway. The side event will wrap up with a brief comment on principles and indicators of indigenous wellbeing in the case of reindeer husbandry and impacts on land use.
1030 Welcome by professor Else Grete Broderstad, UiT The Arctic University of Norway
1035 Entangling natural sciences and reindeer husbandry knowledge by senior researcher Per Sandström and former leader of Malå Sameby Jörgen Stenberg (keynote)
1120 Cumulative assessments and community-based impact assessments – the case of Nussir by researcher Einar Eythorsson and researcher Elisabeth Librekt Olsen, The Norwegian Institute for Cultural Heritage Research (NIKU).
1130 Principles and indicators of indigenous wellbeing in the case of reindeer husbandry and impacts on land use by associate professor Camilla Brattland, UiT The Arctic University of Norway
1140 Panel debate and discussion, moderator: Else Grete Broderstad
Target audience: Arctic Frontiers’ participants, specially the AF student forum. Master and PhD students at UiT. People involved in public planning and decision-making on land management.