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Indigenous Peoples in the Arctic

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Indigenous Peoples in the Arctic

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Koivurova, Timo; Henna Tervo and Adam Stepien 2008: Indigenous peoples in the Arctic. Ecologic Institute, Berlin.

The aim of this paper, prepared by the Arctic Centre in September 2008 as part of the Arctic TRANSFORM project, is to present the situation of the Arctic indigenous peoples in relation to the changing marine environment.

The Arctic region is home to several groups of indigenous peoples (including Inupiat, Yup’ik and Aleut in Alaska, Inuit in Greenland and Canada, Saami in Fennoscandia and Russia and, Yup’ik, Chukchi, Even, Evenk and Nenets in Russia). Out of the total population of 4 million people in the Arctic, 10 % are indigenous. Climate change significantly impacts the traditional harvesting and other activities of indigenous peoples.

Language
English
Authorship
Timo Koivurova
Henna Tervo
Adam Stepien
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33 pp.
Keywords
Arctic, indigenous peoples