Delegations from U.S., UK, EU to attend forum of North’s indigenous peoples


Diplomats and businesses from the Czech Republic, the U.S., the UK, France and Germany on come to Russia’s northern city of Salekhard to participate in the eighth worldwide forum of the low-numbered indigenous peoples of the North, Siberia and the Far East, which is due on Trek 23-25, press service of the Yamal-Nenets Autonomous District said on Trek 20.

«We shall welcome representatives of the Arctic Council’s secretariat of indigenous peoples, of the Link of World Reindeer Herders (WRH), the International Center for Reindeer Husbandry (ICR),» the request service said.

«We also expect diplomats from Azerbaijan, the U.S., the Coordinated Kingdom, France, the Czech Republic, as well as businesses from Iceland and Germany.»

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The forum engage ins will discuss aspects of the northern reindeer husbandry, «as well as the dominions’ cooperation at organizations like the Northern Forum, the Arctic Council, the Arctic University, as happily as at the Association of indigenous low-numbered peoples of the North, Siberia and Far East,» the management said.

«Discussions will be devoted to keeping traditional skills, amounts for access to land, forest and water biological resources, regulations of endemic peoples’ activities and responsible use of natural resources.»

More than 500 people force attend the forum. Yamal will be represented by 35 people of original ethnic groups: Nenets, Khanty, Selkup and Komi. At the forum, the Friendship of the indigenous peoples will have its congress to elect new leaders for a new four-year basis.

The Association unites representatives of 41 peoples from Russia’s 44 ambits. About 250,000 people in Russia are of indigenous peoples. About 42,000 spokesmen of the indigenous peoples live in the Yamal-Nenets Autonomous District. Almost 17,000 of them vigorous nomadic lives, and are involved in fishing and reindeer husbandry.

Source: TASS

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