The International forum in Salekhard will gather the unprecedented number of participants
17:28 21 марта 2017
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The Russian Association of Indigenous Peoples of the North, Siberia and the Far East is completely ready to welcome the guests of the International forum “Indigenous ethnic minorities of the North, Siberia and the Far East”, which will take place in Salekhard on the 23rd-25th of March. 70 craftspeople of decorative and applied art participating in the exhibition and performers from regions arrived to the regional capital on the 21st of March. The president of the Russian Association of Indigenous Peoples of the North, Siberia and the Far East Grigory Ledkov told about it within the briefing to the news agency “Sever-Press”.
As he says, this is a big and joyful event. Specialists of the Association prepared for it long time before the beginning, already during the latest 1-1.5 years they knew what issues would be discussed on the congress of the association. A specific feature of the congress of the Association in so that it will take place within the international forum. The idea is in so that maximum number of indigenous ethnic minorities would be able to meet with maximum number of representatives of the state power. Arrival of more than 600 guests is being expected. 387 of them are delegates of the congress representing 41 peoples from 28 regions. 330 delegates were present on the previous congress. Platforms of the youth and the business councils and the council of elders were added.
Also, according to the words of Grigory Ledkov, representatives of the State Duma and the Federation Council, of specialized ministries of the Russian Federation, the head of the Federal Agency on affairs of nationalities, about 30 representatives of bodies of the state power from regions, scientists-experts will arrive to Salekhard. The international organizations will be represented by members of the Arctic Council, the Association of World Reindeer Herders and the Sami Council.