Support for the traditions of northern indigenous peoples in Khanty-Mansi Autonomous District

A competition for grants in the form of subsidies for projects and programmes facilitating the development of traditional industries will be held in Khanty-Mansi Autonomous District. Applicants should be listed in the autonomous district’s Register of Organizations Working in the Traditional Industries of the Northern Indigenous Peoples. Applications will be accepted until 22 May.

The winning project should aim to develop the traditional industries of the northern indigenous peoples, increasing their adaptability to modern economic conditions, and ensuring the protection of the region’s natural habitat as well as the traditional way of life of the northern indigenous peoples. Other key criteria will include economic efficiency, potential industries in which the results can be implemented, the creation of new jobs, and whether the applicant has access to potential and existing additional resources.

The competition includes categories for reindeer farming, fishing, hunting, and foraging.

“Projects like this one not only help to preserve the traditional crafts and industries of indigenous minorities, but also help them to become self-sufficient and independent as regional agricultural producers,” said Grigory Ledkov, President of the Russian Association of Indigenous Peoples of the North, Siberia, and the Far East.

Preserving the unique cultural and linguistic identity, distinct traditions and crafts, and achievements towards economic independence of the indigenous peoples of the Arctic region are among the issues that will be included in the business programme of the International Arctic Forum 2021. The event’s agenda will also see the discussion of other significant issues for the development of the Arctic, including developing new technologies, developing human capital, the economics of developing the Arctic region, the rational development of resources, and sustainable development. The Forum is being organized by the Roscongress Foundation. You can find more detailed information about the event on the official website.