At the Gates of the Sun


At the Gates of the Sun documents the life of Nizni-Kolyma and Neriungri uluses – two regions of Republic of Sakha-Yakutia, Siberia, Russian Federation as seen by the visiting Finnish members of the Snowchange Cooperative. The photos in this book have been taken between 2004 and 2009 as a part of the joint project ”Traditional Knowledge of the Indigenous Peoples of the North of Sakha-Yakutia in the Context of Arctic Climate Change”. Partners in the project included the Evenki of Iengra, Institute of the Indigenous Peoples of North, Far East and Siberia, Northern Forum Academy as well as the obshchinas Nutendli and Turvaurgin in the Lower Kolyma. These pages portray a unique way of life in the Arctic – the two regions still maintain the nomadic reindeer herding. Rapidly proceeding arctic climate change, resource development and cultural change are issues which affect these peoples. Yet they maintain their core systems of knowledge and culture. They herd their reindeer in a free ranging seasonal cycles. This book documents traditional Eurasian reindeer herding using visual means to offer a view to a life on the land.

This book is both in English and Russian. 140 pp. Hardcover and soft cover versions are available.

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