Fulfillment of rights of indigenous peoples depends on determination of national belonging
17:56 23 марта 2017
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“From the forum of indigenous peoples we are waiting for solving the question, which is important for all the regions, where they live”.
A delegate from Kamchatka Vera Selivanova told about it in a conversation with a correspondent of the news agency “Sever-Press”. “The talk is about determination of national belonging of indigenous ethnic minorities of the North. Fulfillment of their rights depends on it. Creation of a register can help. We do not have it. Petropavlovsk-Kamchtsky made such register, others are preparing. This is the reason of many difficulties”, as she said.
The delegate informs, that the delegation from Kamchatka decided to support a candidature of Grigory Ledkov on the forthcoming report and election congress of the Russian Association of Indigenous Peoples of the North, Siberia and the Far East. In the opinion of Vera Selivanova, during 4 years on the post of the president he used opportunities to bring in suggestions to the State Duma of the Russian Federation, perfecting the legislative base that touches upon issues of indigenous peoples. As she notes, many agreements on cooperation were concluded, and it is fine, as elements of confrontations are being erased, the sides start solving some issues together. “If earlier we were ignored, now we are asked for our opinion, and we come to the new level of solving questions”. During the latest 20 years many decisions were taken in protection of rights and interests of indigenous peoples of the North. It needs to bring everything back to frames of laws; there is hope that the association will continue the work started within this calling, as the delegate notes.