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Arctic view on Russia’s changed constitution

3.7.2020 3:32

The population of Russia officially supported the suggested changes in the world’s largest country’s constitution, with almost 78% of those who voted. Half of the circumpolar Arctic, including most of its indigenous peoples, will be governed by a different constitution from now on. Looking at the results of the vote, it is, however, noticeable how …

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Tromso job offer: Associate Professor Anthropology

22.6.2020 12:40

Many of our team have cooperated with anthropologists from Tromso in one way or the other. Now the department there advertises a job at the level of associate professor, with a job description that might appeal many of us: “fieldwork-based methods; human-nature relations; environmental transformations and climate change; and the social reverberations of global inequality.” …

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Ysyakh 2020 – solstice festival online

21.6.2020 4:46

Midsummer, solstice on the 21 June is for many northern peoples and cultures an important holiday. In Finland it’s called Juhannus and a state holiday. In Yakutia, where I am now, it’s called Ysyakh, and considered the Sakha people’s new year day. The 2020 celebrations obviously come in a very different format in comparison to …

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