22.00 Return to Scheemda.
(changes possible): http://www.arctica.nl
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 7:
9.30 Final departure of all delegates.
Except when mentioned otherwise, all activities are due to take place in the Hostel "Esborg" in Scheemda, The Netherlands.
Hostel "Esborg" - Esborgstraat 16 - Scheemda - The Netherlands
ph. +31 597 591255 - fax: +31 597 591132;
Arctic Peoples Alert
Groningen is situated in the North of The Netherlands at two and a half hours by train (227 km) from airport Amsterdam-Schiphol. Scheemda is 30 km east of Groningen. From Groningen there is a regular train connection to Scheemda as well as a buss connection (lines 79 and 179). In Groningen, across from the Central Station is a bus stop of Eurolines bus company.
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 3:
- Arrival of indigenous and non-indigenous delegates from Russia and elsewhere at Schiphol Airport in Amsterdam (by 'Pulkovo');
- Travel to the North of The Netherlands, Groningen (Scheemda);
- Arrival and dinner.
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 4:
9.00 Briefing on the program of Russian participants;
10.00 - Workshop on 'Russian indigenous languages'
12.00 organised by the Department of Linguistics at the University of Groningen.
Chair: Mr. dr. Tjeerd de Graaf and Mr. drs. Markus Bergman (only in Russian language);
14.00 Departure to Groningen
15.00 Meeting with the town councillor of Groningen, Mr.Ren F.J. Paas, Town Hall, Grote Markt 1, Groningen
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 7:
9.30 Departure of all delegates.
The Russian delegates travel to the governmental city The Hague. Three hours' drive.
13.30 Public event with performance of the Nenets in Museon, Stadhouderslaan 41 in The Hague.
(Similar as in Groningen).
HOSTEL 7 - 10 OCTOBER:
NJHC City Hostel The Hague - Scheepmakersstraat 27 -
The Hague - NL - ph. + 31 70 315 7878 - fax: + 31 70 315 7877
General contact: Arctic Peoples Alert
October 8-9: Meetings in The Hague with government officials and members of parliament.
Wednesday, October 10: departure from Amsterdam-Schiphol to Russia.
The meetings are hosted by Arctic Peoples Alert. This is a non-governmental organisation supporting indigenous organisations and peoples in the Arctic, which started its work in 1986. The main objective of Arctic Peoples Alert is to inform the Dutch government, parliament, media and public about the situation of indigenous peoples in the Arctic. The context to that is the fact that the government of the Netherlands has observer status at, among others, the Arctic Council, AMAP, CAFF and Barents Euro Arctic Council. Arctic Peoples Alert started as Foundation Innu Support Group which campaigned for many years against Dutch military low-level flying above Innu land in Labrador/Quebec, Canada. In 1997 we changed our name to Arctic Peoples Alert.
The Arctic Centre was founded in 1969 by a group of scientists of the University of Groningen. Originally its purpose was to stimulate the study of languages and cultures of arctic and sub-arctic peoples. During the 1970s however, when archaeologists, biologists and geographers joined, the scope of the Arctic Centre widened. It not only became a platform for polar research in the Netherlands, but it also developed a multi-disciplinary research programme aimed at getting a better understanding of the arctic environment and its use by people in past and present times. Recently the geographic reach of the Arctic Centre was extended by including the Antarctic regions as an area of study.
At present, the Arctic Centre functions as an information centre for polar research in the Netherlands. Part of this research is carried out at the centre itself. The Arctic Centre represents the Netherlands in the Council and Executive Committee of the International Arctic Science Committee (IASC) and in the working group meetings of the Arctic Monitoring Assessment Programme (AMAP).
The Arctic Centre is also involved in the workinggroup for Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna (CAFF). The Arctic Centre is also represented in INterdepartementaal (Ant)arctisch Overleg (IAO), the Committee of Antarctic research (CAO) and the National Scientific Committee for Antarctic Research (SCAR).
The activities are made possible by, among others, Bossers & Cnossen computers in Groningen, INFONOR in Denmark, Foundation Doen (National Postcode Lottery), the Municipality of Groningen, the Agricultural Council at the Royal Netherlands Embassy in Moscow, the Leonard Peltier Foundation in Groningen, Museon in The Hague, the Province of Groningen, Foundation Twinningship Groningen-Moermansk, Ethnographical Museum Gerardus van der Leeuw and Bluescafe De Vestibule.
Please send your completed registration form by mail, e-mail or fax. Payment at the conference. Confirmation and convention material will be sent out after the registration form and payment have been received.
Arctic Peoples Alert - Zusterstraat 58 B - NL - 2512 TN Den Haag
The Netherlands - phone: +31 (0) 70 4020943 - fax: + 31 (0) 70 388 2915
Arctic Peoples has tried to keep the costs of partaking as low as possible. For participants of non-governmental organisations who will sleep at the hostel, the convention fee is NLG 95 (Euro 43, US $ 36) per day. This includes bed in the hostel, breakfast, lunch and dinner for one day. Partaking all three days costs NLG 285 (Euro 129, US $ 108). For others (representatives of governments, educational and commercial institutes) the convention fee is NLG 140 per day (Euro 63, US $ 53). For Dutch participants who only partake in the daytime activities, the convention fee is NLG 50 per day, incl. lunch. For students the fee is NLG 35 per day.
The amount can by deposited at Postbank in Amsterdam, account 4408028 of Innu Support Group/Arctic Peoples Alert, The Hague
Swift code: INGBNL2A
The website http://www.arctica.nl will provide information updates, speakers, programme, preparatory materials etc. Other interesting sites are:
FURTHER INFORMATION AND GENERAL CONTACT
Arctic Peoples Alert - coordinator Govert de Groot
Zusterstraat 58 B - NL - 2512 TN The Hague - The Netherlands
phone: + 31 (0) 70 402 0943 - fax: + 31 (0) 70 388 2915
GSM (only in urgent cases): +31 (0) 6 103 633 77