A reindeer herder from Yamal spoke from the rostrum in America. He told about entrepreneurs-reindeer herders
9:06 22 апреля 2018
Категории: News in English
The session of the United Nations Permanent Forum on indigenous issues took place in New York.
The delegation of Yamal was represented by the vice-governor of the region Irina Sokolova, the deputy governor of Yamal responsible for international and external economic relations Alexander Mazharov, the director of the regional department on affairs of indigenous ethnic minorities of the North Inna Sotruyeva and the chairman of the non-profit organization – the community of indigenous ethnic minorities of the North “Olenevod” (Reindeer Herder) Maksim Laptander.
Traditionally the arctic region shared accumulated experience of preservation of original environment and traditional economy of indigenous ethnic minorities, creation of comfortable living conditions for tundra dwellers, their medical servicing and unique educational process with the foreign colleagues. Irina Sokolova told about rights of indigenous ethnic minorities and shared positive experience of the region.
Maksim Laptander spoke on the sitting “Collective rights of indigenous peoples for lands, territories and resources”. The representative of Yamal shared experience of fulfillment of entrepreneurial activity. He works in reindeer husbandry. He told about active reindeer-herding communities, in details about principals of forming of communities and basic kinds of their activity.
Maksim Laptander has been the head of the community “Olenevod” since 2007. Breeding of reindeer and production of meat are its basic kinds of activity. The herd consists of more than 10 thousand reindeer. According to production indexes, the community “Olenevod” is one of the most effective reindeer-herding organizations in Priuralskiy district.
The chairman of the community notes that the special state establishment “The Association on economic development of indigenous ethnic minorities of the North” was created to help entrepreneurs from indigenous peoples in Yamal. In the state establishment entrepreneurs from indigenous ethnic minorities receive consultations and organizational help connected with development of business plans, record keeping, financial and economic reporting as well as explanations of basics of legislation.
According to the information given to a correspondent of the news agency “Sever-Press” in the regional department of international and external economic relations, the program of the visit of the Yamal representatives included their participation in the additional activity of the Russian delegation on consideration of socially significant projects on support of sustainable development of indigenous peoples, their healthcare and social services.
As we should remind, the working trip of the official delegation of Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Okrug to New York for participation in the plenary session and the dialogue platform of XVII session of the United Nations Permanent Forum on indigenous issues lasted till the 19th of April.