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Springer Polar Sciences

Experiencing and Protecting Sacred Natural Sites of Sámi and other Indigenous Peoples

The Sacred Arctic

Editors: Heinämäki, Leena, Herrmann, Thora Martina (Eds.)

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  • Examines the role of international human rights, environmental law, and longstanding customary law that uphold Sámi’s rights in conservation, and their associated management systems
  • Improves understanding of the complex interlinkages between indigenous knowledge, spiritual beliefs, cultural identity, nature conservation, and the law in the circumpolar north
  • Key conceptual topics are linked to case studies from across the Circumpolar region, guiding the reader through concepts of fundamental theory and beliefs to practical applications and policy practical situations
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This book focuses specifically on the experience and protection of indigenous, and particularly Sámi sacred sites in the Arctic. Sacred sites are being increasingly recognized as important reservoirs of Arctic cultural and biological diversity, as a means for the transmission of culture and identity, and a tool for the preservation of fragile northern social-ecological systems. Yet, legal protection of Arctic sacred sites and related policies are often still lacking or absent. It becomes increasingly difficult for site custodians in the Arctic to protect these ancient sites, due to disruptive changes, such as climate change, economic developments and infrastructural development.

With contributions from Sámi and non-Sámi scholars from Arctic regions, this book provides new insights into our understanding of the significance and legal protection of sacred sites for Sámi of the Arctic. It examines the role of international human rights, environmental law, and longstanding customary law that uphold Arctic indigenous peoples’ rights in conservation, and their associated management systems. It also demonstrates the complex relationships between indigenous knowledge, cultural/spiritual values and belief systems and nature conservation. The book looks forward to providing guidelines for future research and practice for improved integration of the ethical, cultural and spiritual values of nature into law, policy, planning and management. As such, this book offers a contribution to upholding the sanctity of these sites, their cultural identity and the biodiversity associated with them.

Table of contents (11 chapters)

Table of contents (11 chapters)
  • Experiencing and Safeguarding the Sacred in the Arctic: Sacred Natural Sites, Cultural Landscapes and Indigenous Peoples’ Rights

    Pages 1-8

    Herrmann, Thora Martina (et al.)

  • Legal Protection of Sacred Natural Sites Within Human Rights Jurisprudence: Sápmi and Beyond

    Pages 11-26

    Newman, Dwight (et al.)

  • Harmful Investments and Protection of Sacred Spaces – Realisation of Indigenous Collective Rights in the Northern and Arctic Regions

    Pages 27-36

    Rode, Robert

  • Arguments from Cultural Ecology and Legal Pluralism for Recognising Indigenous Customary Law in the Arctic

    Pages 37-64

    Bunikowski, Dawid (et al.)

  • Indigenous Peoples’ Customary Laws, Sámi People and Sacred Sites

    Pages 65-82

    Heinämäki, Leena (et al.)

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eBook $109.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-48069-5
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Hardcover $149.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-83891-5
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Experiencing and Protecting Sacred Natural Sites of Sámi and other Indigenous Peoples
Book Subtitle
The Sacred Arctic
Editors
  • Leena Heinämäki
  • Thora Martina Herrmann
Series Title
Springer Polar Sciences
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-48069-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-48069-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-48068-8
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-83891-5
Series ISSN
2510-0475
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VI, 192
Number of Illustrations
6 b/w illustrations, 17 illustrations in colour
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