Northern Political Economy Blog
  • Metals and Minerals on the rise in the Arctic: A reflection of the FEM - Fennoscandian Exploration and Mining Conference 2017

    28.11.2017 9:00

    The 11th biannual Fennoscandian Exploration and Mining conference (FEM 2017) with participants from business, politics, academia and others took place from October 31st to November 2nd 2017 in Levi, Finnish Lapland. Researcher and NPE team member Adrian Braun participated in this event due to his research interests in social responsible investments and sustainable business practices inside the extractive industries in the European Arctic.

  • Breathing in the City of Icebergs

    27.10.2017 12:00

    The thirds workshop for Recognizing Indigenous Rights and Local Perspectives - project (Nordic Council of Ministers) was held in the town of Ilulissat in mid-September. The travel opened up various new viewpoints to the local living circumstances in Greenland. Here is what we learned.

  • NPE Symposium 2017 - Political Arctic/Arctic Political

    5.10.2017 3:00

    The 2017 NPE Symposium “Political Arctic/Arctic Political” took place in Ylitornio 26-27 September. An international group of participants from the Nordic countries, Russia, Bangladesh and Mongolia shared their ideas about everyday life in the Arctic

  • Cycle and Sustain, or There and Back Again

    5.9.2017 14:00

    Researcher Joonas Vola tells a story about his attempt to conduct ethnographic fieldwork by following the ideals of environmental and economic sustainability

Interviews and talks

Marjo Lindroth and Heidi Sinevaara-Niskanen talking about indigeneity and hope on YLE national radio (in Finnish). Information in English on the project Indigeneity in Waiting: Elusive Rights and the Power of Hope is available here.

Monica Tennberg was one of the panelist at the session "The global implications of a rapidly-changing Arctic" hosted by the Arctic Council at COP23 in Bonn November 2017.

In the video series One minute, one researcher Joonas Vola talks about how the Arctic Region is a political concept (in Finnish).

Researching the spiritual heritage: researcher Francis Joy tells about the pursuit of the traditional religion of the Sámi (in Finnish).