This unique course is getting underway in Kautokeino, Norway this week. The goal is to train future Arctic indigenous leaders to develop networks in the circumpolar north, learn and respect each others culture and world view. Furthermore students should improve communication, presentation and negotiations techniques, and increase their insights and knowledge about changes in the Arctic. Finally the course will support future leaders to develop a sustainable vision for their local society in the circumpolar north based on traditional and scientific knowledge.

The course is being held to coincide with the seminar that is being held in Kautokeino on Mining and reindeer husbandry in Finnmark and the holding of the World Indigenous Television Broadcasting Conference, also in Kautokeino which gets underway on March 25-29th. A guest of honour at both the Future Arctic Leaders course and the WITBC will be HSH Prince Albert of Monaco.