Oulu and Luleå 2006 - Position papers

The position papers are written specifically for the 4th NRF Open Meeting by people prominent in Northern issues and activities from a variety of backgrounds. These essays focus on the different themes and sub-themes that will be addressed during the meeting and are meant to serve as a springboard inspiring discussion in the various sessions as well responses from panelists and other speakers.

Clusters and Networks – Tools for Northern Development
Boris Segerståhl, Professor
University of Oulu, Oulu, Finland

Cross-Border Cooperation in the European North since the 1990s
Esko Riepula, Professor and former Rector
University of Lapland, Rovaniemi, Finland

Eternal Kantele at the End of Time – Reflections on Retraditionalization of Traditional Knowledge In the Face of Rapid Ecological Changes in the Arctic
Tero Mustonen, Executive Secretary, Snowchange Cooperative, Researcher
Department of Finnish Language and Cultural Studies, University of Joensuu, Finland

Increasing Indigenous Participation in Resource Management in the North: Research Opportunities and Barriers
Gail Fondahl, Associate Professor
Faculty of Nat. Res. & Env. Studies, University of Northern British Columbia, Canada

Tornio-Haparanda – a Unique Result of City Twinning

The Calotte Academy 2006
Riia Lampelo-Iisalo
Student in Tourism, Rovaniemi University of Applied Sciences, Finland

Legal Challenges in the Arctic
Dr. Natalia Loukacheva, Visiting fellow
Munk Centre for International Studies, University of Toronto, Canada

Coastal State Sovereignty in the Arctic Offshore:
Is it Compatible with the Concept of a Borderless North?
(updated May 2007)
Ron Macnab
Geological Survey of Canada (Retired)

The Resilience of Borders in the Circumpolar North: Canada and U.S. Policy Boundaries (draft)
Heather N. Nicol
University of West Georgia, USA

Vikings in the East. A Report on a Workshop held in Veliky Novgorod, Russia in May 10-13 2006
Joonas Ahola, Licentiate of Philosophy, PhD.lic
University of Helsinki, Department of Cultural Studies, Folkloristics, Finland

Bridging Innovation Systems between Northern Finland and Sweden
Seppo Saari, Research Director
Digipolis Research, Kemi-Tornio University of Applied Sciences, University of Oulu & VTT, Finland

Product Development and Processing in Sustainable Reindeer Husbandry (“Ofelas”– a project lead by Finland and sponsored by the Arctic Council and the Northern Forum)
Mika Aromäki, Ofelas Project Manager
Saami Education Institute, Inari, Finland

The Culture of Community-Based Research and a Borderless North
Amy L. Wiita, Owner/Principal Research Consultant, Cinza Research
Doctoral Student, Department of Anthropology, University of Alaska Fairbanks