The project will trace the oral histories and new market and social entanglements of these artefacts across several sites in Sápmi, Canada, and Greenland, linking them to historical pastoralist and hunting lifeways and their transformation over time.

In recent years, each artefact has taken a new form within the heritage and tourism industries:

  1. reindeer antler as Traditional Chinese Medicine;
  2. the conical tent as a fixed tourism dwelling;
  3. and ivory as souvenir carvings.

They thus tell a wider story of Arctic heritage and the relationship between indigenous producers, consumers, and the market.

For more information, visit the ArcHeritage project website.