Liudmila Nikanorova, Sakha woman born in Yakutsk (North-Eastern Siberia, Russia). Currently is a PhD Candidate at the Department of Religious Studies, the Arctic University of Norway (University of Tromsø). Member of the international research project “Indigenous religion(s). Local Grounds, Global Networks” (INREL).
Background: Integrated Master in History from the North-Eastern Federal University in Yakutsk. Master of Philosophy in Indigenous Studies from the University of Tromsø.
Research interests: indigenous religion(s), Sakha religion, indigenous revitalization, indigenous festivals, Sakha people, Sakha nationalism.
The interview conducted by David Robertson from the Religious Studies project with Bjørn Ola Tafjord (University of Tromsø) and Arkotong Longkumer (University of Edinburgh) explores the meanings, challenges and various usages of the increasingly popular notion of Indigenous Religion(s).