The jubilee congress of the association «Yamal is for descendants» will take place in Salekhard in the end of November
11:52 13 ноября 2014
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The jubilee 25th congress of the association of indigenous peoples of the North «Yamal is for descendants» will take place in Salekhard on the 28th-29th of November. This information was given by the president of the association Edman Nerkagi on the press-conference in Salekhard.
As he tells, guests from other regions, veterans of Yamal, who stood at the origins of the public organization, and also young people, reindeer herders and fishermen will participate in the event. Within the congress it is planned to conduct two dialogue sessions, where the delegates will discuss important issues of socioeconomic development of indigenous ethnic minorities of the North.
As Edman Nerkagi informs, it is planned to conduct the program of ceremonies, which includes giving awards, diplomas, presents and also the concert with the fashion show of national clothes.
Local branches of the association will also celebrate the jubilee: in Purovskiy district – on the 21st of November, in Tazovskiy district – on the 25th of December. As the president of the association notes, a quarter of century ago, when the association was formed, its specialists foresaw branches, which would be able directly to work with inhabitants of settlements and nomads. The branches in Purovskiy and Tazovskiy districts were created the first.
Edman Nerkagi reminds that indigenous peoples of the North in Yamal united into the association in order to protect their rights in conditions of industrial development of territories, where they conducted their economic activity during centuries. Many disagreements were in the past, as the president of the association notes.
He recognizes the fact that the association managed to arrange constructive dialogue with bodies of the power and enterprises of fuel and energy complex as its main achievement. Public hearings became obligatory before development of extractive fields. Information about all plans of companies is given to indigenous population, and suggestions of ethnic minorities are scrutinized within public hearings.