Plans To Merge Three Russian Regions Spark Concerns, Protests / rferl.org

A protester against the merger of the Arkhangelsk region and the Nenets Autonomous District. Plans by Russia's government to merge the northwestern region of Arkhangelsk, the Nenets Autonomous District, and the Republic of Komi, have sparked protest among residents who fear losing their ethnic identity. Since leaders of the Arkhangelsk region and the Nenets Autonomous … Continue reading Plans To Merge Three Russian Regions Spark Concerns, Protests / rferl.org

Zoia Ravna. Youth of the YaNAO possess all the components of T/IK

Youth of the YaNAO possess all the components of T/IK, including such complex components as, for example, the tanning of hides, knowledge of sacred places. 81.3 % confirmed that they are fluent in their native (the Nenets) language. However, in NAO in 2017, not even one native speaker was registered at the largest boarding school … Continue reading Zoia Ravna. Youth of the YaNAO possess all the components of T/IK

Dmitry Berezhkov, Pavel Sulyandziga. The new constitutional reality for indigenous peoples in Russia

By Dmitry Berezhkov (Arctic Consult, Norway) and Pavel Sulyandziga (Batani Foundation, US) Beside the coronavirus, the Russian civil society continues to discuss new changes in the Russian Constitution that were suggested by Vladimir Putin this spring. This discussion is carried out in several parallel aspects. The “Lovers of the Motherland” competing in patriotic glorification of … Continue reading Dmitry Berezhkov, Pavel Sulyandziga. The new constitutional reality for indigenous peoples in Russia

Warming climate and Arctic gas push threaten Russia’s reindeer herders / Reuters

YAMAL-NENETS AUTONOMOUS DISTRICT, Russia (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The flare stack at the Yarudeiskoye gas well burns brightly through the long Arctic night, lighting up the treeless tundra in northern Russia as compressors fill the air with an incessant whine. Indigenous Nenets reindeer herders say oil and gas operations in the Yamal region - exploration … Continue reading Warming climate and Arctic gas push threaten Russia’s reindeer herders / Reuters

Coronavirus spreads across Russian Arctic tundra, threatens thousands of oilmen / thebarentsobserver

Commuter workers at remote oil and gas fields have brought infection to outposts in the vast Russian North. In the Yamal Peninsula, regional health authorities now close down the Sabetta airport, natural gas company Novatek's main lifeline to the Yamal LNG project. The closure of the airport in Sabetta comes as more than 140 people … Continue reading Coronavirus spreads across Russian Arctic tundra, threatens thousands of oilmen / thebarentsobserver

IASSA Council Statement on COVID-19 Pandemic’s Impacts and Responses

April 15, 2020 TO: IASSA members      Arctic researchers      Arctic residents      Funding agencies      Academic institutions      Government and non-government organizations  Dear Arctic community, The International Arctic Social Sciences Association Council (IASSA) expresses its support to researchers, students and Arctic community members as we all deal with the … Continue reading IASSA Council Statement on COVID-19 Pandemic’s Impacts and Responses

200 alphabet books and workbooks published in the Enets language / the Arctic

The first alphabet book and workbooks in the Enets language have been released, with 200 copies printed in the first edition. These class materials will be sent to Taimyr schools by September 1, 2020. According to the authors, the alphabet book consists of three methodological sections: the pre-alphabet section or oral instruction period, the alphabet section which involves learning the letters and … Continue reading 200 alphabet books and workbooks published in the Enets language / the Arctic

Arctic Council – Advisor at the Indigenous Peoples’ Secretariat, Tromsø, Norway /arctic-council.org

The IPS has a full-time position available for an advisor who can demonstrate a professional background and relevant experience and who is ready to take on a diverse portfolio of tasks while working in a multicultural and multilingual environment. The Indigenous Peoples` Secretariat (IPS) is an entity within the Arctic Council Secretariat with its own … Continue reading Arctic Council – Advisor at the Indigenous Peoples’ Secretariat, Tromsø, Norway /arctic-council.org

Submit Art – 2021 Exhibit

Deadline: October 7, 2020Cash Awards:  Three $1,000 Prizes Diversity is at the heart of what it means to be an artist.  Artists possess a powerful tool to evoke social change. Without uttering a single word, they can enlighten, educate and affect change around the world. Embracing Our Differences invites you to participate in creating a society … Continue reading Submit Art – 2021 Exhibit