Emily Höckert

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Arctic Tourism and Cultural Sensitivity in Canada

Chris E. Hurst, PhD student, University of Waterloo Relationships between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples in Canada are complex and vary significantly across different parts of the country. The overarching legacy, however, is one of colonialism, attempts to force the assimilation of Indigenous cultures, and consistent displacement of Indigenous peoples from traditional lands. The impacts of …

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Greetings from Jokkmokk

Elina Nygård Jokkmokk, just north of the Arctic Circle, has always been an obvious meeting place for trade, gatherings, festivals and meetings between friends. This is the site of Ájtte, Swedish Mountain and Sami Museum, a gateway to the high mountains, to Laponia world heritage area and to the Sami culture. We tell the story of …

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Tourism, nature and culture in Greenland – telling and selling a story of many ties

Carina Ren Nature is interweaved into the Greenlandic society in ways that are often characteristic of indigenous cultures. As tourism is gaining increasing attention and traction in Greenland, the question is how tourism actors can innovate and narrate tourism products and experiences in new ways to reflect the entanglements of humans, culture and nature. Visit …

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Some notes on Sami tourism in Sweden

Dieter K. Müller For a long time tourism in northern Sweden has centered around outdoor experiences and wilderness, at least when looking at travel brochures and other promotional materials. However, already early travelers in the North reported about their encounters with local population and not least the Sami, too. The Sami were portrayed in exotic …

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Survey for travellers in the Arctic

Have you recently travelled somewhere in the Arctic? We in ARCTISEN team are keen to learn about your experiences. Link to the survey: forms.gle/dLTWpLvecTFKWSx18 The purpose of this visitor survey is to collect information about tourism development in the Arctic region. The data will be used for dialogues with small and medium-sized enterprises and for …

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Arctisen and WINTA

There is no other global tourism organisation like WINTA in the World Johnny Edmonds WINTA views the Arctisen project as a positive opportunity to explore European perceptions of the concept of cultural sensitivity to guide the forward development of culturally sensitive tourism in the Arctic. WINTA was borne out of the global, collective aspirations of …

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A brief history of the use of Sámi cultures in Finnish tourism business Monika Lüthje Due to the Finnish school system curricula and government strategies, which aimed at incorporating minorities into mainstream cultural majority, as well as the modernisation of the North, Sámi identities became weaker during the decades after the Second World War. During …

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Welcome to ARCTISEN blog!

At this very moment, the members of the ARCTISEN-team are visiting and interviewing tourism actors across the Arctic. The main purpose of these encounters is to gain better understanding of different kinds of visions, challenges and needs among local communities living in the project area. Moreover, we are using questionnaires to explore what the tourists’ …

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