Tromsø Museum, University of Tromsø, Norway

Contact: Ivar Bjørklund <>
Date: October 1998

Eight to ten scientists at Tromsø Museum work in the North of the Russian Federation, five of which work on issues directly related to indigenous people on the Kola Peninsula and in the Nenets Autonomous Okrug:
Saami resource management and history on the Kola Peninsula (Johan A. Kalstad)
Saami music tradition on the Kola Peninsula (Ola Graff)
Saami archaeology on the Kola Peninsula (Knut Helskog)
Indigenous rights on land use and resource in the Nenets Autonomous Okrug (Ivar Bjørklund and Terje Brantenberg), field work since 1993
Ivar Bjørklund has also initiated a literation campain for Nenets reindeer herders in the tundra areas at the Kara Sea, and he is working at a documentary film about their living conditions.

Update 29-11-2001