Experiencing and Protecting Sacred Natural Sites of Sámi and by Leena Heinämäki, Thora Martina Herrmann

By Leena Heinämäki, Thora Martina Herrmann

This e-book focuses particularly at the event and defense of indigenous, and especially Sámi sacred websites within the Arctic. Sacred websites are being more and more famous as vital reservoirs of Arctic cultural and organic range, as a method for the transmission of tradition and identification, and a device for the upkeep of fragile northern social-ecological platforms. but, felony safety of Arctic sacred websites and comparable guidelines are usually nonetheless missing or absent. It turns into more and more tricky for web site custodians within the Arctic to guard those historical websites, because of disruptive alterations, resembling weather swap, monetary advancements and infrastructural development.

With contributions from Sámi and non-Sámi students from Arctic areas, this e-book presents new insights into our knowing 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 regular legislations that uphold Arctic indigenous peoples’ rights in conservation, and their linked administration platforms. It additionally demonstrates the advanced relationships among indigenous wisdom, cultural/spiritual values and trust platforms and nature conservation. The booklet seems to be ahead to delivering instructions for destiny learn and perform for more advantageous integration of the moral, cultural and non secular values of nature into legislations, coverage, making plans and administration. As such, this e-book deals a contribution to upholding the sanctity of those websites, their cultural id and the biodiversity linked to them.

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For him, law as a phenomenon is also about mutual relationships between persons with duties and obligations based on the principle do ut des. This idea sheds light also on Western 4 Arguments from Cultural Ecology and Legal Pluralism for Recognising. . 43 this idiosyncratic link is to destroy indigenous cultural heritage. There is something intrinsic in the relations between customary behaviour and indigenous peoples that produce such laws. Unwritten legal rules in indigenous communities are as legitimate as written rules in state controlled communities.

30 R. Rode play an important role to help indigenous communities to protect their lands and territories, and subsequently their cultural expressions from development pressures from extractive industry activities. What is more, the increased awareness of the importance of indigenous sacred spaces may broaden the scope of the World Heritage system as a whole. As analytical tool this study will employ world polity theory, because as a social theory it draws attention to the importance of “normative globalization” (Barthel-Bouchier 2012: 34), which does not reduce the understanding of globalisation as a social phenomenon to international politics or global trade.

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