To Finland for new technologies. Representatives of Yamal learned the features of Sami reindeer husbandry
14:49 27 февраля 2020
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Students of Yamal Polar Agro-economic Technical School visited Finland on the invitation of the education center of Sami region in the town Inari. During the study tour the young people were able to see from the inside how the education system of the Sami region works. There was an opportunity to study new technologies in the sphere of agro-industrial complex, experience of fenced reindeer husbandry, promotion of products of ethnic applied arts and development of ethnic tourism on the territory of the Sami population’s residence.
In the education center of the Sami region the delegation of Yamal visited classrooms, a workshop for making wooden dishes, items of antler and bone, workshops for sewing of fur shoes, leather processing, a blacksmith shop and a weaving shop. Development of reindeer husbandry in Yamal and Finland was discussed with the students and teachers. A representative of the department of external relations of Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Okrug Pavel Lanovoy made the presentation of the region, in which he focused on ensuring of rights and interests of indigenous peoples of the North residing in Yamal. The students Pavel Vanuito and Andrey Khorolya told about culture and traditions of indigenous people in the region.
Within the practical course the students from Yamal participated in the full cycle of deer slaughter, worked in a corral, as the department of external relations of Yamal informs. The course was completed with a master class on working with deer antler and bone.
During the travel the delegation of Yamal visited the experimental station of the Union of reindeer-herding associations, a private reindeer-herding enterprise and a tourist enterprise.
Cooperation between Yamal Polar Agro-economic Technical School and the education center of the Sami region is developing through the University of the Arctic. It is an international network of universities, colleges, research institutes and other organizations involved in development of education and science in the circumpolar region. It unites countries such as Russia, Canada, the United States (Alaska), Finland, Norway, Sweden, Iceland and Denmark (Greenland).
Since 2006 Yamal Multidisciplinary College and Yamal Polar Agro-economic Technical School have been members of the University of the Arctic in the region. Since 2011 the agreement has been in force between the government of Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Okrug and the University of the Arctic in the sphere of education, preservation of cultural heritage and socioeconomic development of indigenous peoples of the North. Joint organizing of onsite training for students is one of areas of cooperation.