Vladimir Yakushev: Yamal and Tyumen managed to improve the situation of indigenous population
20:34 23 марта 2017
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Yamal and Tyumen together managed to improve the situation of indigenous population. This information was given by the governor of Tyumen Oblast Vladimir Yakushev in Salekhard on the opening ceremony of the international forum “Russia. Indigenous ethnic minorities of the North, Siberia and the Far East”.
“Whatever is the number of indigenous ethnic minorities living on the territory, the authorities must listen to these people and do everything to preserve their culture, traditions and language. It is important to improve the quality of life, to pay attention to accessibility of education and medical examination. The forum is a great platform for discussions and taking important decisions”, as he said.
600 guests and invited representatives, including delegates of the 8th congress of the Russian Association of Indigenous Peoples of the North, Siberia and the Far East are participating in the forum.
Representatives from Russian regions, where indigenous ethnic minorities of the North, Siberia and the Far East of Russia reside, federal bodies of the power, the Arctic Council Indigenous Peoples Secretariat, the Association of World Reindeer Herders, the International Centre for Reindeer Husbandry arrived to Salekhard. Diplomats from Azerbaijan, the USA, Great Britain, France and Czechia and also businesspeople from Iceland and Germany became the guests on the Polar Circle.
The forum will be completed with the celebration of the Reindeer Herder’s Day.