Khanty, Nenets and Selkoup peoples. The power will respond to your requests in your native language
16:09 23 мая 2019
Категории: News in English
Deputies of Yamal made changes to the law on native languages of peoples of the North. The UN General Assembly proclaimed the year 2019 as the International year of indigenous languages. Its main purpose is to draw attention to the possible loss of native languages and the necessity for their support and activation. Khanty, Nenets and Selkoup are native languages of indigenous peoples of the North in Yamal.
The law clarifies the norms relating to cooperation in the sphere of preservation, study and development of native languages, the procedure for translation of normative legal acts of the region in the sphere of guarantees of rights of indigenous peoples of the North for indigenous languages, as well as the procedure for use of native languages in official documentation management. For example, when applying to the authorities in the indigenous language, the applicant may wish to receive a reply in his or her native language.
Also the circle of persons, who have the right to make proposals on use of their native languages in writing of geographical names in places of traditional residence of aborigines using their native languages, is increasing. Public authorities, public organizations and citizens themselves can speak on such proposals in addition to bodies of the local self-government.
Another innovation relates to openness and transparency of translation work. Translators of laws will be selected on the competitive basis.