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  • Cryptic impact: Visual detection of corona light and avoidance of power lines by reindeer 

    Tyler, N. J. C.; Stokkan, Karl-Arne; Hogg, Christopher; Nellemann, C; Vistnes, Arnt Inge (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2016-02-06)
    Assessing the impact of human development on animals is complicated by the fact that overt effects may have covert causes. Cryptic impacts (sensu Raiter et al. 2014) can arise where sensory stimuli to which species respond fall outside the human sensory range. Ultraviolet (UV) light, which is detected by a range of nonprimate mammals, is a potential example. We review evidence that dark-adapted eyes ...
  • Improving dialogue among researchers, local and indigenous peoples and decision-makers to address issues of climate change in the North 

    Callaghan, Terry V.; Kulikova, Olga; Rakhmanova, Lidia; Topp-Jørgensen, Elmer; Labba, Niklas; Kuhmanen, Lars-Anders; Kirpotin, Sergey; Shaduyko, Olga; Burgess, Henry; Rautio, Arja; Hindshaw, Ruth S.; Golubyatnikov, Leonid L.; Marshall, Gareth J.; Lobanov, Andrey; Soromotin, Andrey; Sokolov, Alexander; Sokolova, Natalia; Filant, Praskovia; Johansson, Margareta (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2019-11-12)
    The Circumpolar North has been changing rapidly within the last decades, and the socioeconomic systems of the Eurasian Arctic and Siberia in particular have displayed the most dramatic changes. Here, anthropogenic drivers of environmental change such as migration and industrialization are added to climateinduced changes in the natural environment such as permafrost thawing and increased frequency ...
  • Indigenizing Education: Historical Perspectives and Present Challenges in Sámi Education 

    Keskitalo, Pigga Päivi Kristiina; Olsen, Torjer Andreas (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2021)
    This chapter discusses the most important issues of educational eras in different phases conducted by the Lutheran Church and four current national states where Sámi people live: Sweden, Norway, Finland and Russia. The early phases are described by the civilization process conducted by the Church between the 1600s and the 1850s and nationalism between the 1850s and the 1950s by the national states. ...
  • The state as a whiteman, the whiteman as a |'hun: Personhood, recognition, and the politics of knowability in the Kalahari 

    Ninkova, Velina (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2022-02-24)
    The Ju|’hoansi of east central Namibia sometimes refer to the state as a whiteman and to the whiteman as a /’hun (steenbok). In this article, I contextualize these naming practices by tracing the history of colonial encounters on the fringes of the Western Kalahari through a small-scale animist perspective. I then discuss what this means for the concept of ‘recognition’, which I treat as a two-way ...
  • Integrating Traditional Medicine and Healing into the Ghanaian Mainstream Health System: Voices From Within 

    Kwame, Abukari (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2021-05-13)
    In this study, I employed interpretive ethnographic qualitative design to explore perceptions of and proposals from traditional healers, biomedical practitioners, and health care consumers regarding integrating traditional medicine and healing in Ghana. Data were gathered through focus groups, in-depth individual interviews, and qualitative questionnaires and analyzed thematically. The results ...
  • Introduction 

    Keskitalo, Pigga Päivi Kristiina; Virtanen, Pirjo; Olsen, Torjer Andreas (Chapter; Bokkapittel, 2021-05-03)
  • Epilogue 

    Olsen, Torjer Andreas; Keskitalo, Pigga Päivi Kristiina; Virtanen, Pirjo (Chapter; Bokkapittel, 2021-05-03)
  • Contemporary Indigenous Research within Sámi and Global Indigenous Studies Contexts 

    Virtanen, Pirjo; Olsen, Torjer Andreas; Keskitalo, Pigga Päivi Kristiina (Chapter; Bokkapittel, 2021-05-03)
    This chapter addresses the genealogy of Indigenous studies, and how it is conceptualized and practised in the Sámi context. It discusses the inclusion of Indigenous knowledges and Indigenous ways of doing research in academia, as well as the role of Indigenous research methodologies in this effort. We link our chapter to larger academic Indigenous discussions on the concepts of ‘knowledge’, ...
  • Towards decentralized anthropological scholarship: Some ethical considerations 

    Ninkova, Velina (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2021-12-01)
    This article outlines the future of decentralized blockchain scholarship and some ethical questions we must consider in its wake. What is the role of research participants in a decentralized publishing ecosystem? And how do we move towards more just values and practices in intellectual creation and dissemination?
  • Fuelling toxic relations: Oil sands and settler colonialism in Canada 

    Gross, Lena (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2021-08-01)
    How does the often-invisible nature of pollution affect people's physical health and psychosocial relations, and their well-being near major industrial projects? Based on long-term ethnographic fieldwork in Northern Alberta, Canada, this article explores this question by focusing on oil sands extraction on Cree, Dené and Métis nations' homelands with its environmental and socio-cultural consequences. ...
  • Finnmarkslandskap i endring - Omgivelsenes tillit til FeFo som forvalter, eier og næringsaktør 

    Broderstad, Else Grete; Josefsen, Eva; Søreng, Siri Ulfsdatter; Hausner, Vera; Weines, Jørn (Research report; Forskningsrapport, 2015-01-30)
    Rapporten presenterer og analyserer tre undersøkelser som til sammen gir et bilde av omgivelsenes tillit til Finnmarkseiendommen (FeFo) som forvalter, eier og næringsaktør. Undersøkelsene er foretatt blant befolkningen i Finnmark, blant FeFo's næringslivskunder og blant aktive naturbrukere. Analysene viser at det blant befolkningen er en generell lav oppslutning om FeFo som institusjon (lav diffus ...
  • Perpetuating the myth of the "wild Bushman": Inclusive multicultural education for the Omaheke Ju|'hoansi in Namibia 

    Ninkova, Velina (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2020-04-24)
    Namibia has adopted an inclusive education policy with emphasis on cultural and linguistic diversity. The policy encourages educators to adapt the curriculum and include content that reflects the cultural background of their learners. Despite these positive provisions, severely marginalized groups, such as the Omaheke Ju|’hoansi, continue to underperform and drop out of school at greater rates than ...
  • The Nordic Sámediggis and the Limits of Indigenous Self-Determination 

    Mörkenstam, Ulf; Josefsen, Eva; Nilsson, Ragnhild (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel, 2016)
    <p>From an international perspective, the popularly elected <i>Sámediggis</i> (Sámi Parliaments), established more than two decades ago in the Nordic countries of Finland, Norway and Sweden, represent unique institutional arrangements to enhance and safeguard indigenous peoples’ right to self-determination. In this article the authors compare the legal basis, status, authority and mandate of the ...
  • The shrinking resource base of pastoralism: Saami reindeer husbandry in a climate of change 

    Tyler, Nicholas J. C.; Hanssen-Bauer, Inger; Førland, Eirik J.; Nellemann, Christian (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2021-02-10)
    The productive performance of large ungulates in extensive pastoral grazing systems is modulated simultaneously by the effects of climate change and human intervention independent of climate change. The latter includes the expansion of private, civil and military activity and infrastructure and the erosion of land rights. We used Saami reindeer husbandry in Norway as a model in which to examine ...
  • “Viruses do not discriminate”? Reflecting on two pandemics 

    Gross, Lena (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2020-10-26)
    “The first global pandemic in more than 100 years, COVID-19 has spread throughout the world at an unprecedented speed” states an article in the World Economic Forum. However, the same piece explicitly links the current COVID-19 pandemic to HIV/AIDS – another global epidemic that has occured during our lifetime. Many AIDS survivors and members of the queer community have drawn a line between the two ...
  • Inuit Attitudes towards Co-Managing Wildlife in Three Communities in the Kivalliq Region of Nunavut, Canada 

    Lokken, Nils; Clark, Douglas; Broderstad, Else Grete; Hausner, Vera Helene (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2019-03-31)
    We explored Inuit attitudes towards co-managing wildlife in the Kivalliq Region of Nunavut, Canada, working in partnership with the hunters and trappers’ organizations of Igluligaarjuk (Chesterfield Inlet), Tikirarjuaq (Whale Cove), and Qamani’tuaq (Baker Lake). In mixed-methods interviews, study participants in the two coastal communities described dissatisfaction with polar bear (<i>Ursus ...
  • Samisk nasjonaldag i skolen: Mellom feiring og markering 

    Olsen, Torjer Andreas; Sollid, Hilde (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2019)
    Den samiske nasjonaldagen 6. februar blei innstifta i 1992 til minne om det første samiske landsmøtet eller folkemøtet i Trondheim i 1917. I dag er dagen flere steder i landet blitt en viktig dag for å lage en markering og ha en anledning til å ta opp et samisk innhold i undervisninga. Vi går i denne artikkelen inn på den samiske nasjonaldagen som ritual på skolen. Teoretisk sett ser vi til ...
  • Local support among arctic residents to a land tenure reform in Finnmark, Norway 

    Broderstad, Else Grete; Hausner, Vera Helene; Josefsen, Eva; Søreng, Siri Ulfsdatter (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2019-11-22)
    Claims for indigenous rights to land and resources are influencing land use policies worldwide. The public’s support for such land tenure arrangements has rarely been investigated. We present a unique case from the Norwegian Arctic, where land claims made by the indigenous Sami people have resulted in the transfer of land tenure and resource management from the government to the residents of Finnmark ...
  • Indigenous Agency and Normative Change from ‘Below’ in Russia: Izhma-Komi’s Perspective on Governance and Recognition 

    Peeters, Marina Goloviznina (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2019-10-22)
    The article addresses the issue of indigenous agency and its influence on the contestation of indigenous rights norms in an extractive context from the perspective of organizations representing people, whose recognition as ‘indigenous’ is withheld by the Russian authorities. The article argues that a governance perspective and approach to recognition from ‘below’ provides a useful lens for comprehensively ...
  • From indigenous education to indigenising mainstream education 

    Kemi Gjerpe, Kajsa (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2018-09-17)
    The purpose of this article is to discuss the concept of “indigenous education” in Norway and Aotearoa New Zealand. The point of departure is that both states face a common challenge with regard to indigenous education: Valuable resources are used on indigenous schools, but the majority of indigenous students attend mainstream schools. The article claims that the emphasis on indigenous schools has ...

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