Indigenous youth can receive the own movement. Such decision was taken at the forum
16:00 30 ноября 2018
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The IV forum of indigenous peoples of the North, Siberia and the Far East “Russian North” finished its work in Saint Petersburg. The delegation of Yamal is coming back home. 12 young people from towns and districts of Yamal and about 20 representatives of Yamal from youth associations of fellow-countrymen in Saint Petersburg and Tyumen participated in the forum. “The role of education in sustainable development of indigenous ethnic minorities of the North, Siberia and the Far East of the Russian Federation” was the theme of the event. About 150 representatives of higher education institutions, public organizations and regional ethnic associations of indigenous peoples of the North, Siberia and the Far East participated in the forum. The event gathered leaders of youth of different ethnic communities, whose sphere of interest in connected with research, development and preservation of socioeconomic potential, traditional lifestyle and cultural values of indigenous ethnic minorities.
According to the information given by a specialist of the department on affairs of indigenous ethnic minorities of the North of Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Okrug Lidia Kelchina to a correspondent of the news agency “Sever-Press”, the program of the forum was very rich. Big interest of the representatives of Yamal was aroused on discussion areas with attracting of experts – teachers of the Herzen University, deputies of the State Duma and heads of the Russian Association of indigenous peoples of the North, Siberia and the Far East. Basically, the talk was about what is missing in the system of education. In the opinion of the experts, many ideas of youth can be fulfilled at the federal level. First of all, it touches upon the project of the resource educational center for preservation and development of native languages that was discussed within the forum.
According to Lidia Kelchina, it was recommended to conduct such events for youth at the regional level in order wider to attract young people from rural and remote areas to public life. Regional forums can become a step of growth before all-Russian ones.
The former chairperson of the youth branch of the Association “Yamal is for descendants” Marta Okotetto spoke from Yamal within the forum “Russian North”. Now she studies in Saint Petersburg. She told about activity of youth branches of the organization, associations of fellow countrymen in Saint Petersburg and Tyumen and gave presents with symbols of “Yamal is for descendants”.
A young specialist – an economist Viktor Laptander was included to 10 winners of the absentia All-Russian contest of legislative initiatives “The world of indigenous peoples. The view of youth”. The president of the Russian Association of indigenous peoples of the North, Siberia and the Far East” Gregory Ledkov awarded him with the diploma.
The meeting of the young people and the chairman of the Committee of the Legislative Assembly of Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Okrug on state structure, local self-government and public relations Edward Yaungad took place at the forum.
The forum was completed with the concert and the flash-mob prepared by the participants.
According to Lidia Kelchina, the decision to consider the opportunity to create the Union of indigenous youth of the North, Siberia and the Far East of the Russian Federation as a separate movement was the important result of the event. It was supported by Grigory Ledkov. The idea to initiate the project on preservation of native languages was the main message in connection with so that the next year was announced the Year of the World’s Indigenous Peoples. This topic should become the basic for the next, the fifth forum “Russian North”.