With reference to the daunting challenges Arctic indigenous peoples face as a result of rapid climate change, land use change and societal changes in the north;
The society goal/main goal of the project is to maintain and further develop a sustainable and resilient reindeer husbandry in the Arctic in face of climate change and globalisation, working towards a vision of creating a better life for circumpolar reindeer herders.
Sub-goals of the project are
To these ends, the project will focus on youth involvement and engagement, seminars and place-based workshops, local capacity building, summer/ winter schools, networking, as well as co-production of project outputs by youth themselves.
This project also has an additional goal to be a sustainable project, ie. to contribute directly to capacity building in Arctic indigenous societies by virtue of the project contents and process. This project is initiated and led by Arctic indigenous peoples themselves. It shall contribute to enhancing local capacity by competence and confidence building, project experience generation and international exposure for indigenous youth. The project will also seek to highlight and revitalize the circular aspects of Arctic indigenous peoples traditional economies.
The project is thus envisioned to contribute to:
Endorsed SDWG project proposal available HERE.