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– 31 January 2015 at the Gällivare Museum on occasion of the celebration of the Polar winter night
An article on the event by Lars-Göran Norlin published on the Swedish newspaper NSD
28/29 May 2014 at Stockholm – “LAPONIA – Nature and Natives” at the Tyresta National Park and the Swedish EPA – Naturvårdsverket
28th May – Screening of the film “Laponia-Nature and Natives” at the Swedish EPA – Naturvårdsverket in the centre of Stockholm, for the seminarium “Magnificent mountain in our hearts”
29th May 2014 – Presentation event of “Laponia-Nature and Natives” at the Tyresta nationalpark in collaboration with the chief of the National Park Per Wallsten and the Stiftelsen Tyresta Skogen.
Moderator Per Wallsten, speakers Bernt Wennström – vice chiarman of the Laponia management board and Development chief of the municipality of Gällivare and Inge Frisk, vice president of the Sami association of Stockholm -Sameföreningen i Stockholm
17 th April 2014 at Edinburgh – “LAPONIA – Nature and Natives” at the International Science Festival of Edinburgh
29th March 2014 – A very good and positive review of “LAPONIA- Nature and Natives” by the culture redactor Jan Bergsten, published on the Swedish magazine NSD
8 February 2014 at Ájtte – the Swedish Mountain and Sámi Museum in Jokkmokk – “LAPONIA-Nature and Natives” has been presented during the Jokkmokk Market 2014, a 400 year old Sami tradition that attracts tens of thousands of visitors every year and a great opportunity to experience Sami culture.
29 September 2013 Gällivare – Premiere of “LAPONIA – Nature and Natives ” book/map and film – at the Gällivare Museum
The TRAILER of “LAPONIA Nature and Natives” is now online! An incredible journey with the Sami indigenous people in the greatest area of nature protected in Europe.
“LAPONIA -Nature and Natives” – The Sámi indigenous people living with nature in the UNESCO site
Book, map and film
Book with a preface of James Anaya, UN Special rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples, and an introduction of Bertil Pittsa, elder of the Sami community and one of the maker of the Laponia Process.
A project in collaboration with Ájtte – Swedish Mountain and Sámi Museum
A vision of Laponia, an emotional experience of the italian photographer and filmmaker Andrea Barghi, where the Sámi music merges with the sounds of nature, the call of the golden eagle echoes in the vast spaces.
Three years of work in LAPONIA, the greatest and oldest symbol of nature protected in Europe, with the Sámi, the last indigenous people of Western Europe… a life journey to tell of the symbiotical relation between Man and Nature as an inspiring model of sustainable life and to discover the mistery of their atavistic connection.
Some of the participants in the historical “Laponia Process” describe the long and complex journey, which, for the first time in the world, has led to a group with a majority of indigenous people managing the land that has always belonged to them.
Film soundtrack of original Sami music (joik) interpreted by Apmut Ivar Kuoljok and the band of Jarnna
Laponia represents a rare example of a positive symbiosis between Man and Nature, and is an inspiring model of sustainable life.
Situated in the North of Sweden, above the arctic circle, it is simultaneously the greatest and oldest symbol of nature protected in Europe and is one of the four UNESCO World Heritage Sites in the world that represent the landscapes of indigenous peoples.
The Sámi are the last indigenous people of Western Europe, this is the story of their deep relationship with nature in Laponia – a story told by the Sámi people and interpreted by the Italian photographer and filmmaker Andrea Barghi, who for over thirty years has been a keen traveller in these boundless lands.
Some of the participants in the “Laponia Process” describe the long and complex journey, which, for the first time in the world, has led to a group with a majority of indigenous people managing the land that has always belonged to them.
A long and complex journey in a million hectares of wilderness, with extreme weather conditions, and challenging relations with the Sámi, to discover the mistery of the atavistic connection between Man and Nature.
With a postface by Lester R. Brown – Founder and President of The Earth Policy Institute
The book was included in the UN official publications of the International Year of Forests 2011
In the International Year of Forests 2011 this book is a celebration of the old-growth forests of the North of Sweden, Norrbotten county
With the aim to raise a feeling of belonging, an awareness of their protection and a sustainable forestry
(further info https://vardahb.com/ideas/2011-2/)
“The Wild Forests of Norrbotten” is an edition out of commerce
– Italian Event of “The Wild Forests of Norrbotten” in Perugia
9th June 2012
during Festarch – the international festival of architecture, in the ancient city of Perugia, in the majestic Sala dei Notari, in collaboration with Fondazione Gugliemo Giordano.
– Scottish Event of “The Wild Forests of Norrbotten” at the Royal Botanic Garden of Edinburgh
28th March 2012
The Royal Botanic Garden is a world-renowned scientific centre for the study of plants, their diversity and conservation.
– LAUNCH of the Book
Read more about “The Wild Forests of Norrbotten” book in the article in english by the swedish journalist Sara Jeswani, published on sweden.se, the official gateway to Sweden: