Organizers of a conference entitled 'Protecting the Sacred: Recognition of Sacred Sites of Indigenous Peoples for Sustaining Nature and Culture in Northern and Arctic Regions' announce a call for abstracts. This international conference will be held 11-13 September 2013 in Rovaniemi and Pyha, Finland.
The conference is organized by the Arctic Centre at the University of Lapland in Rovaniemi, the Department of Geography at the University of Montreal, and the Thematic Network on Arctic Law at the University of the Arctic. It will bring together scientists, sacred natural sites custodians, Indigenous peoples' organizations, policymakers, and conservation and civil society leaders. The intent is to evaluate options for international and national law, policy, and practice in order to better recognize, safeguard, conserve, and manage sacred natural sites of Indigenous peoples in northern and arctic regions.
Abstract submission deadline: Thursday, 28 February 2013.