“Nenay mya” or “A true choum”. Residents of Gubkinskiy will check by own experience if it is easy to live in tundra
15:43 11 марта 2019
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Nenets people will tell residents and guests of the town Gubkinskiy about their culture, customs and traditions. The project that received support of Presidential Grants Foundation was invented by the clan community of indigenous ethnic minorities of the North “Apydu nachey”.
“Nenay mya” is translated from Nenets language “a true choum”. (A choum is a dwelling of nomads, reindeer herders; it is similar to a tepee). The project will show town-dwellers life of people, who are called in Yamal the hosts of the land. This is the entire complex of ethnographic activities. More than a thousand people will become their participants. Town-dwellers will be able to visit a real choum, to taste traditional Nenets dishes, will try to sew women’s fur coats “yagushka” and fur boots “burki”, will learn about details of “kaslaniye” – nomadic moving together with reindeer herds. In opinion of the community members, it will allow raising the level of knowledge of residents about culture, traditions, folk crafts and holidays of indigenous ethnic minorities of the North, strengthening harmony among town-dwellers.
Today 27 thousand town-dwellers representing 55 nationalities and ethnic groups live in the town Gubkinskiy. A little more than one hundred people are from among indigenous ethnic minorities of the North, about 50% — forest Nenets people. The bigger number of Nenets people live in small settlements in clans or communities, and therefore town-dwellers know little about life of the people, who carefully keep their unique culture and everyday life.