A representative of Yamal was included to the Russian delegation for the forum of the United Nations Organizations on issues of indigenous peoples
9:00 10 декабря 2015
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The results of work of the first forum of youth of indigenous peoples of the North, Siberia and the Far East «Russian North» were summed up in Moscow. Participants of the Russian delegation, who will be able to represent the country on the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, were defined by its results.
Among them there is a representative of Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Okrug Sergey Vanuito from Tazovskiy district together with his colleagues from Altai Republic and Saint Petersburg. Sergey is the master of sport in northern all-round. He conducted ethnic exercises for the participants of the forum. They included jumps over narty (northern sledge), throwing of a tynzyan (a rope-lasso for catching reindeer) on a khorey (a long pole for driving a reindeer team) and mas-wrestling. This information was given to a correspondent of IA «Sever-Press» by the specialist of the regional department on affairs of indigenous ethnic minorities Lidia Kelchina.
Other representative of Yamal – Natalia Khorolya received the right to participate in the international youth forum «Arctic» without contest selection. It will take place in the end of February – the beginning of March in Murmansk Oblast.
Lidia Kelchina notes that the representatives of Yamal showed themselves very brightly within the forum. On all its sessions they actively participated in dialogues, discussions, asked questions and shared positive experience of the region.
The participants of «Russian North» elected the chairperson of the youth council at the Russian association of indigenous peoples of the North, Siberia and the Far East. They made the resolution, recommendations of which will be sent to the Ministry for foreign affairs of Russia.
It is suggested conducting the forum every year. Leading state structures of the federal level will receive requests on protection and sustainable development of small peoples, their traditional cultures and way of life as a component part of ethno-cultural diversity of peoples of Russia.
As we should remind, about 150 delegates of indigenous ethnic minorities representing 28 Russian regions participated in the forum «Russian North». Yamal was represented by 8 people – representatives of the branch of the regional public movement, the association of indigenous ethnic minorities of the North in Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Okrug «Yamal is for descendants», students and working youth.