Terms

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A CAPPELLA

vocal singing or music without instrumental accompaniment, or a piece intended to be performed in this way. In recent years, more and more singers use musical instruments to accompany jojks.

AFFORESTATION

is the establishment of a forest or stand of trees in an area where the preceding vegetation or land use was not forest

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DUODJI

a collective term for various activities such as handicrafts and home-crafts. Duodji may include anything from knifemaking and silversmithing, to woodworking including sled and boat making. It also includes embroidery, sewing and all of the fabric arts including fashion design.

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KARASJOK

(Kárášjohka) a village in Norway. Karasjok is situated at the very heart of the Sámi region. Karasjoki is the Capital of Sápmi. Some of the most important Sámi institutions such as Sámediggi / Sametinget  (Sámi Parliament), Sámiid Vuorká-Dávvirat / De Samiske Samlinger  (The Sámi Collections) and Sámi Dáiddaguovddáš - Samisk Kunstnersenter(Sámi Artists’ Centre) are located in Kárášjohka.  

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REFORESTATION

 is the reestablishment of forest cover either naturally (by natural seeding, coppice, or root suckers) or artificially (by direct seeding or planting), usually maintaining a same or similar forest type, and done promptly after the previous stand or forest was removed

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SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

Sustainable development is about promoting the health and wellbeing of the environment, economy and people. It means helping us all live and work in a way that doesn't threaten our planet and society now or in the future.

SÁPMI

the cultural region traditionally inhabited by the Sámi people. The region includes the northern parts of Fennoscandia and stretches over four countries: Finland, Norway, Russia and Sweden.

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THERMOCLINE

the thermocline is the transition layer between the mixed layer at the surface and the deep water layer. The definitions of these layers are based on temperature. The mixed layer is near the surface where the temperature is roughly that of surface water. In the thermocline, the temperature decreases rapidly from the mixed layer temperature to the much colder deep water temperature. The mixed layer and the deep water layer are relatively uniform in temperature, while the thermocline represents the transition zone between the two.