Brian Donahoe

Senior Scientific Editor

Research Interests

Constructions of indigeneity. Rights of indigenous peoples. South Siberian reindeer herding

Research Area(s)

Russia, especially Republic of Tyva and Irkutsk Region

Telephone  +49 (0) 345 29 27 220


Brian Donahoe tries his hand at milking a myndy (female reindeer) (Summer 2000). The Tozhu are among the few reindeer herding peoples who milk their deer. Each myndy will only provide 200-300 grams of milk per day, but the milk is high in fat content (20-25 per cent), nutritious, and delicious (especially in coffee).