The book about sacred places of Nenets people was presented in Salekhard
9:06 5 декабря 2014
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The presentation of the editions, on which employees of the scientific center for study of the Arctic had worked, took place in Salekhard in this establishment.
The chief of the sector of ethnology, candidate of historical sciences Galina Kharyuchi presented her book «Sacred places in traditional and modern culture of Nenets people».
She tells that within her work in the center this is her second published monograph. The first one was published under the title «Nature in traditional outlook of Nenets people». In the beginning it was planned to publish these two works under one cover, thematically they are connected. The books contain knowledge of people received by indigenous inhabitants of the North from their ancestors and also results of modern researches.
Galina Kharyuchi is busy with the topic of sacred places during many years. As she notes, a quarter of a century ago, when the association of indigenous peoples of the North «Yamal is for descendants» was made, it was decided that, first of all, it needs to preserve spiritual culture, to start its study and popularization. During that time, as she notes, many topics were closed, especially the sacral one. The first president of the association Sergey Kharyuchi gave a piece of advice to make a map of sacred places in Yamal. Now, within the scientific conference on exploration of the Arctic – a new round in development of domestic science and innovations the specialist sees how the topic of spiritual culture of indigenous peoples is interesting to people, who, as it can seem, are far from these problems.
Galina Kharyuchi expressed gratitude for help in creation of the book to her colleagues, doctors of historical sciences Yelena Pushkaryova, Valentina Kharitonova and her teacher Nadezhda Lukina, who stood at the origins of creation of science in Yamal in the beginning of the 90-s.