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  • The History of Sámi Reindeer Husbandry in Greenland and the Transfer of Traditional Knowledge from Sámi Herders to Greenlandic Apprentices 

    Gaup, Lena Susanne Kvernmo (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2019-06-05)
    Danish authorities introduced reindeer husbandry to Greenland in 1952 when three hundred domesticated reindeer where purchased from a reindeer pastoral district or siida in Kárášjohka and transported to Greenland by boat to the Nuuk fjord. By introducing semi-domesticated reindeer to Greenland, the Danish state intended to establish an abundant new industry and occupation for people, as well as ...
  • Thunderbird Women. Indigenous women reclaiming autonomy through stories of resistance 

    Fayant, Amanda (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2019-05-31)
    Abstract Indigenous gender roles have been altered by colonialism through both institutionalized patriarchy and the loss of matrilineal cultural traditions. In Canada, the introduction of the Indian Act and other culturally restrictive laws has had particular impact on Indigenous gender relations. In spite of this, Indigenous women are stepping forward to address the limits and damages of repeating ...
  • Revitalisation through Sami language education. A critical discourse analysis of the curricula from kindergarten to upper secondary school in Norway 

    van der Voet, Paulette (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2019-05-14)
    This thesis aims to examine the different language education policies Sami children in Norway are exposed to through their educational career, from kindergarten to upper secondary school. The education system plays a crucial role in the revitalisation of the Indigenous Sami languages and revitalisation efforts are reflected in the current curricula. By using critical discourse analysis, the ...
  • From “Lapp” to “Margrete". Representation of Sámi People in Photographic Postcards from Norwegian Sápmi 

    Schøning, Eli-Anita Øivand (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2018-05-15)
    This master’s thesis examines how Sámi people were represented in postcards from Norwegian Sápmi during the late 19th century to present day. The study explores how postcards can unveil both grand narratives and personal and local stories. Portraying Sámi people and culture as exotic and different, is a commonality in touristic representations of the Sámi. Postcards with Sámi motifs are no ...
  • Seeds of Resistance: Civil Society Organisations, Land Rights and Food Sovereignty in Madagascar. A Participatory Research with VOIALA-Madagascar on Communities’ Resistance to Large Scale Land Acquisition Deals in Haute Matsiatra, Madagascar 

    Castagnetti, Francesca (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2018-05-15)
    In Madagascar, as in a large number of other countries, vast areas of community land are being leased or sold to foreign investors, often with the support of the state at a regional level. Large-scale land acquisition deals (LLAD) constitute a multifaceted phenomenon severely impacting land tenure and food systems. These land deals represent a significant challenge for indigenous and local communities ...
  • Gendered impacts of landlessness on peoples in Uganda: A case of Batwa from Southwestern Uganda 

    Nsibambi, Michael (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2018-05-22)
    This thesis analyzes gendered impacts of landlessness on indigenous peoples in Uganda with a case study of Batwa in Southwestern Uganda. I further highlighted the causes of landlessness and challenges it creates for indigenous peoples in Uganda and highlighted the gaps between the protection and the implementation of land rights of indigenous peoples. It gives a general overview of Land Rights in ...
  • The Impact of Economic Reforms on the Maasai Pastoralists of Tanzania: The Case of Migrant Youths 

    Kyejo, Lugano Erick (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2007-05)
    <p>Since the mid 1980s, Tanzania has adopted the structural adjustment programs 9SAPs) that are sponsored by the World bank and the International Monetary Fund to improve upon its economic performance. In Tanzania, structural adjustment programs have focused on institutional reforms known as privatisation, cutting of government expenditure in various economic and social sectors, and to boost ...
  • Education for Reconciliaction. A study of the draft curriculum for mainstream social studies in Alberta, Canada 

    Solverson, Elizabeth Jean (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2018-05-15)
    In 2016, the Government of Alberta (Canada) commenced a curriculum development project with an explicit aim of facilitating reconciliation. The premise of this thesis is that reconciliation is the responsibility of all Canadians, and that this reconciliation needs to be action oriented. Through the method of content analysis, this study considers the proposed draft curriculum for mainstream kindergarten ...
  • Impacts of tertiary education on the social status of women, in relation to local social obligations and expectations: a case study from Mababe, Botswana 

    Segadimo, Golang (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2018-05-15)
    This project is about how exposure to different cultural values can impact the indigeneity of women. It focuses of how the culture of the majority, which is mostly imposed on these indigenous women through education and tertiary institutions, impacts the choices they make, as compared to the expectations and obligations of own community. I am using the case study on one indigenous group located in ...
  • Gendered impacts of landlessness on indigenous peoples in Uganda: A case of Batwa from Southwestern Uganda. 

    Nsibambi, Michael (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2018-06-11)
    This thesis analyzes gendered impacts of landlessness on indigenous peoples in Uganda with a case study of Batwa in Southwestern Uganda. I further highlighted the causes of landlessness and challenges it creates for indigenous peoples in Uganda, and highlighted the gaps between the protection and the implementation of land rights of indigenous peoples. It gives a general overview of Land Rights in ...
  • Indigenous Cultural Tourism and the Discourse of Development among the Batwa of Mgahinga, South-Western Uganda 

    Kagumba, Andrew Kalyowa (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2013-05-20)
    This thesis focuses on the Batwa peoples of Mgahinga area, located in Kisoro District, South-western Uganda. Once inhabitants of the rain forests in South-western Uganda, the Batwa’s livelihood was abruptly distracted in 1991 when the Government of Uganda forcefully them from their ancestral lands for the establishment of Mgahinga Gorilla National Park. This forced eviction of the Batwa communities ...
  • The Journey of Nepal Bhasa. From Decline to Revitalization 

    Maharjan, Resha (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2018-05-18)
    Nepal Bhasa is a rich and highly developed language with a vast literature in both ancient and modern times. It is the language of Newar, mostly local inhabitant of Kathmandu. The once administrative language has been replaced by Nepali (Khas) language and has a limited area where it can be used. The language has faced almost 100 years of suppression and now is listed in the definitely endangered ...
  • Impacts of Urbanization and Development Activities on Sustainable Development and Resource Management of the Majhi People of Nepal 

    Acharya, Jagadish (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2018-05-18)
    This study deals with how the Majhi people who are dependent on rivers for livelihood are affected by the rapid growth of urbanization and development activities. Due to the urbanization and development activities, they not only lost their traditional occupations like boating and fishing in the rivers but also are forced to displace from the native territory. Overall, it talks about their traditional ...
  • Bivdit Luosa – To Ask for Salmon. Saami Traditional Knowledge on Salmon and the River Deatnu: In Research and Decision-making 

    Holmberg, Aslak (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2018-05-18)
    Summers in the Deatnu valley revolve around salmon. For the indigenous Saami people, wild Atlantic salmon is a fundamental aspect of culture and self-sufficiency. In the traditional Saami culture, salmon cannot be ‘taken’, it must be ‘asked for’. Today, in order to maintain these relations to salmon, the Saami must ask for the permission from the state authorities of Norway and Finland, who despite ...
  • Common Ground: Representation and Language of Place in Indigenous Literature. Sámi and Māori Articulations from a Comparative and Trans-Indigenous Perspective, in Trekways of the Wind by Nils-Aslak Valkeapää, and Where the Rēkohu Bone Sings by Tina Makereti 

    Kavanagh, Jean (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2018-05-13)
    The topic of this thesis is the representation and articulation of the concept of place within Indigenous literature. A comparative analysis, exploring different Indigenous worldviews, can lend an insight into the relationship of Indigenous peoples to their land, while retaining specific and distinct aspects of the localized experience. The very definition of Indigenous peoples is tied to an association ...
  • Do not step on the farmer's grass. On global food economy, inuit food security and sheep farming in south Greenland 

    Sipola, Saara Marjatta (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2018-02-26)
    This is a thesis with a focus on Greenland as a part of the Inuit Nunaat, the Inuit Homeland. The thesis is about the importance of indigenous food, harvest and consumption. It is about connecting to indigenous cultures through food systems. Food systems that, in the case of Inuit, have sustained over thousands of years. Today this is not the case, and we are all consumers in what is called a ...
  • Queering quasar BO-2K. Dis/orienting white settler coloniality 

    D'Entremont, Cody Joshua (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2017-05-15)
    Taking Indigenous worlds seriously raises questions not only about the institutions and bureaucratization of settler colonialism as a never ending project; but also brings settler bodies, knowledges, and ontologies under questioning as they are the dominating worldings – to which they enact one-worlding. White settler bodies do not make up its whole, but are inseparable to its dynamic, fractured, ...
  • District plans in reindeer husbandry in Northern Norway. Roles and challenges 

    Eira, Biret-Risten (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2017-06-22)
    This thesis deals with the reindeer husbandry’s district plans, and are industry’s own official document. They provide information about the reindeer husbandry practiced in the reindeer grazing district. The plans should provide information necessary for the public planning and should function as a tool to reduce conflicts and enhance cooperation among reindeer herders and other users. I have examined ...
  • Shaping indigenous identity. The power of music 

    Udaya, Eman (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2017-05-16)
    This thesis deals with music and expression of indigenous identity. The focus of the study is the musical performances and stories of primarily Sámi, the indigenous people inhabiting the areas of Northern Fennoscandia comprising of Norway, Finland, Sweden and the Russian Kola Peninsula. It also includes the Tuvan, the inhabitant of the Republic of Tuva in Central Asia which is a member of Russian ...
  • Indigenous wellbeing in university spaces. Experiences of indigenous students at the Australian National University 

    Powell, Maeve Shirley (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2017-05-15)
    This thesis aims to address the issue of Indigenous Australian conceptions of wellbeing in the context of university education. It will examine the role of an Indigenous student support unit in providing a space in which Indigenous wellbeing is enacted, supported and strengthened. The findings are based on discussions with six Indigenous students who were enrolled at the Australian National University ...

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