Arctic Indigenous Peoples and Sami Research Office
|The task of the Arctic Indigenous Peoples and Sami Research Office is to
promote research and education within its area and cooperate with
representatives of indigenous groups and national and international
Overall interest in the Arctic indigenous peoples has increased in
society at large in recent years. At the University of Lapland there is
research activity directed to these areas, but at the same time there is
a need to strengthen such research and make it more noticeable. The
university’s resources are also utilized while working with indigenous
and Sami research issues.
The research areas include the following issues:
- indigenous knowledge and its utilization;
- biodiversity-related knowledge;
- natural resources and related conflicts;
- international indigenous politics; and
- minority law.
Together with the Science Communications of the Arctic Centre, the Arctic Indigenous Peoples Research Office has developed the Sami Research and Project Database.
Selected projects and publications
Arctic Indigenous Peoples Office
University of Lapland
P.O.Box 122, 96101 Rovaniemi, Finland
Visiting address: Arktikum house, Arctic Centre, Pohjoisranta 4, 3rd floor.
Director, Dr. Elina Helander-Renvall
Mobile: +358 45 6522494
e-mail: elina.helander-renvall at ulapland.fi
Research team (2011)