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    Mr Niklas Labba

Niklas Labba has grown up as a traditional reindeer herder and is today combining reindeer herding with employment as the Academic Director of the Sámi Research Centre at University of Tromsø / The Arctic University of Norway. Before the position at the University, Labba was employed at the Norwegian Sámi Parliament as the head of section for Sámi language management and language politics development. In this position he was, amongst other things, involved in the consultations between the Sámi Parliament and the Norwegian government about the new language law proposal. Labba has been part of several projects monitoring the impacts of climate change and represented both the Swedish and Norwegian governments in expert groups connected to the Arctic Council Convention on Biological Diversity and United Nations bodies.