The new book addresses the human security challenges of indigenous peoples

29.8.2016 9:01

The new book addresses different aspects of human security challenges facing the indigenous peoples of the Arctic and sub-Arctic region, including Ainu, Inuit, Nenets, Sámi and the Mongolian indigenous peoples. The book highlights the increased changes of natural and social environment and their effects on the indigenous peoples of the region, in particular on the effects concerning their unique and nature-based livelihood practices.

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The changes taking place in the region are linked to the consequences of, for example, climate change and human activities, such as increase of mining. In the book, these aspects are linked to the questions, such as what human security means for indigenous peoples, how human security of the indigenous peoples should be governed allowing the greater voices for them and making them actors within the security framework; what are the links between human security and environmental and social sustainability. By answering these questions, the book frames issues including indigenous identity, self-determination, and perspectives form, among others, gender and aging.

The book Understanding the Many Faces of Human Security: Perspectives of Northern Indigenous Peoples is edited by Dr Kamrul Hossain and Anna Petrétei from the Northern Institute for Environmental and Minority Law (NIEM), which is part of the Arctic Centre at the University of Lapland. The contributors include scholars from diverse multi-disciplinary fields of sciences having background in law, social and political sciences, international relations, anthropology, and gender and aging studies. They come from renowned academic institutions from Australia, Canada, Finland, Germany, Japan, Norway, Russia, and the U.K.

The book is part of the HuSArctic project, funded by the Academy of Finland, and hosted at the NIEM. The book is published by Brill Academic Publishers (Leiden / Boston) as part of its Studies in International Minority and Group Rights series.

Publication:

Kamrul Hossain and Anna Petrétei (ed.): Understanding the Many Faces of Human Security: Perspectives of Northern Indigenous Peoples. Studies in International Minority and Group Rights series. Brill Academic Publishers (Leiden / Boston).

More information about the book can be found from: http://www.brill.com/products/book/understanding-many-faces-human-security 

More information:

Director Kamrul Hossain
Northern Institute for Environmental and Minority Law
Arctic Centre, University of Lapland
Tel. +358 40 484 4281, kamrul.hossain(at)ulapland.fi

Researcher Anna Petrétei
Northern Institute for Environmental and Minority Law
Arctic Centre, University of Lapland
Tel. +358 (0)40 484 4427, (4427)
E-mail: Anna.Petretei(at)ulapland.fi

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