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Indigenous People of Russia


Yaoun Yakh, the native community association of the indigenous Khanty people living along the B. Iugan River in western Siberia, is pleased to announce the opening of its new bilingual Russian-English website.The website’s pages describe the community, the land and how it supports them, and their culture. Each page features a color photo gallery and video clips.

Traditional games and competitions in original physical training of Siberian indigenous population
Krasilnikov Valery Pavlovich
"Today, in conditions of global integration, our future mostly depends on preservation of its cultural variety. The traditional way of life and life in harmony with the nature are not only our past, but also the future in its significant part."

Sport and Human Rights
Krasilnikov Valery Pavlovich
"During recent times, the indigenous population of Siberia have been trying to revive old traditions of physical training, including original techniques and methods of adapting to low temperatures, national games, competitions, and original methods and techniques of physical preparation for trade activity (i.e. fishing, reindeer breeding, hunting and collecting)."

Arctic Circle
(A site rich in resources on the Circumpolar North.)

Development of educational systems for Northern Peoples in Russia
Excerpt: "There are 30 indigenous peoples living in Russia, totaling approximately two hundred and ten thousand people."

Russian Association of Indigenous Peoples of the North - RAIPON (English link)
Excerpt: "The Russian Association of Indigenous Peoples of the North (RAIPON) was formed by the first Congress of Indigenous Peoples of the North, Siberia, and Far East, held in Moscow from 20 to 23 March 1990. RAIPON is a non-government organization formed on territorial and territorial-ethnic principles and comprising thirty regional ethnic associations of indigenous peoples of the North. Its main purpose is to protect the interests and lawful rights of the peoples it represents, including their right to land, natural resources, and self-government in accordance with international standards and Russian legislation, and their right to resolve their own social and economic problems. RAIPON also provides assistance in cultural development and education, promotes international exchange and co-operation, and organizes humanitarian aid."

Arctic Network for the Support of the Indigenous Peoples of the Russian Arctic (English link)
Excerpt: "ANSIPRA (formerly NNSIPRA - Norwegian Network …) is a communication network linking Russian Indigenous Peoples' Organisations (IPOs) with international institutions and organisations alarmed about the future of the indigenous peoples of the Russian North."


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Alaska Native Knowledge Network
University of Alaska Fairbanks
PO Box 756730
Fairbanks  AK 99775-6730
Phone (907) 474.1902
Fax (907) 474.1957
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Last modified June 20, 2012