Lake in Yamalo Nenets Autonomous Okrug, Russia

SM Lassi H

“We are going through the times of turbulence, times of uncertainty in politics, but the Arctic states are committed to cooperation”.

 

Lassi Heininen,

professor, University of Helsinki

The first Festival took place in Finland in September 2014.

The second Festival was organized on Lena River, Sakha Republic, Russia, in September 2016.

The 2018 Festival was held in Tornio, Finland on September 7-8.

The 2020 Festival of Northern Fishing Traditions is slated for Khanty-Mansiysk Autonomous Okrug - Ugra, Russia, in September 2020.

Project’s Goal:

Association of fishermen engaged in small-scale individual fishing, artisanal fisheries and professional anglers representing indigenous peoples and local traditions of both sexes in the territory of the Eurasian North to strengthen their potential and vitality.

Project Objectives:

A full-scale preparation for the third Festival of Northern Fishing Traditions is currently under way and is tentatively scheduled to be held in Tornio, Finland, at the end of August 2018.

Current activity:

2018 Festival was co-organised by the EU – funded Interreg Kesäsiika (Summer Whitefish) project, the Northern Forum, NEFCO, Gaia Foundation and Nordic Council of Ministers.

Lippo 2018 – Festival of Northern Fishing Traditions collected over 75 Indigenous and 70 local fishermen around the world to Tornio, Finland over three days of discussions and demonstrations of cultural heritage, climate change, ecological restoration and other issues related to traditional northern fisheries. We had delegations from the Indigenous peoples and other delegates of Taiwan, Ainu of Japan, Maori of Aoteoroa – New Zealand, Siberia, Greenland, Alaska, USA, UK, Canadian First Nations, Sámi delegates from Finland, Russia and Sweden as well as Finnish and other fishermen around Europe.

Outcome:

Videos, reports and documentation of problematic issues and views of fishermen engaged in small-scale individual fishing, artisanal fisheries and professional anglers representing indigenous peoples and local traditions of both sexes in the territory of the Eurasian North

 

18 Jan 2022
Roundtable «Route of Courage and Glory: Alaska-Siberia»

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29 Dec 2021
The Northern Forum wishes everyone Happy New Year!

We wish you happiness, joy, health and creative inspiration for the whole year 2022! Thank you for being with us!

29 Dec 2021
“School of living in the North”

Dear colleagues,

Information about the launch of the “Living Water” project

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20 Dec 2021
Alexandra Ponomareva, Specialist of the Northern Forum, Vice-Chair of the Northern Youth Forum, has been approved as a member of the Board of Directors of the Arctic Youth Network

Alexandra Ponomareva, Specialist of the Northern Forum, Vice-Chair of the Northern Youth Forum, has been approved as a member of the Board of Directors of the Arctic Youth Network (AYN).

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20 Dec 2021
RCC approves NYF management team

On December 9-10, 2021 Kamchatka krai hosted the Northern Forum’s Regional Coordinators Committee (RCC) meeting. Regional coordinators made a review of questions related to the Northern Youth Forum (NYF). [ ... ]

15 Dec 2021
Northern Forum and Northern Youth Forum at ICE Arctic Council Young Leaders Forum

On December 6-9 Salekhard hosted the ICE Arctic Council Young Leaders Forum. ICE stands for “Inspiration. Communication. Efforts” 

The ICE Forum brought together 100 young leaders from different [ ... ]

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