By Leena Heinämäki, Thora Martina Herrmann
This booklet focuses particularly at the adventure and safeguard of indigenous, and especially Sámi sacred websites within the Arctic. Sacred websites are being more and more well-known as very important reservoirs of Arctic cultural and organic range, as a method for the transmission of tradition and id, and a device for the upkeep of fragile northern social-ecological structures. but, felony safety of Arctic sacred websites and comparable guidelines are frequently nonetheless missing or absent. It turns into more and more tricky for website custodians within the Arctic to guard those old websites, as a result of disruptive adjustments, corresponding to weather swap, monetary advancements and infrastructural development.
With contributions from Sámi and non-Sámi students from Arctic areas, this ebook presents new insights into our figuring out of the importance and felony safety of sacred websites for Sámi of the Arctic. It examines the position of overseas human rights, environmental legislations, and longstanding typical legislations that uphold Arctic indigenous peoples’ rights in conservation, and their linked administration platforms. It additionally demonstrates the complicated relationships among indigenous wisdom, cultural/spiritual values and trust structures and nature conservation. The e-book appears ahead to supplying guidance for destiny learn and perform for greater integration of the moral, cultural and religious values of nature into legislation, coverage, making plans and administration. As such, this booklet deals a contribution to upholding the sanctity of those websites, their cultural identification and the biodiversity linked to them.