Best reindeer herders to be chosen in international championship

Best reindeer herders to be chosen in international championship

March 13, 2023

The tournament will be held in Yakutia, neighboring Taimyr, this week, from 15 to 19 March.

#ARCTIC.#SIBERIA.THIS ISTAIMYRIn Yakutia, from March 15 to March 19, within the Russia’s chairmanship in the Arctic Council, the International Championship on Traditional Reindeer Husbandry will be held.

“I am sure that the championship will contribute to strengthening ties between representatives of the indigenous peoples of the North”, said Nikolay Korchunov, the Arctic Council’s Senior Officials Committee chairman, ambassador-at-large of the Russian Foreign Ministry.

The championship includes sledge jumping, men’s and women’s lasso throwing, medley relay, reindeer trapping, and reindeer sled races. In addition, the participants will determine the strongest in the competition of professional skills in Arctic competencies: making a fire, cooking fish soup on a fire and making skins.

As part of the cultural program, there will be a premiere screening of the Tundra White Angel movie, a meeting with students of the Arctica experimental boarding school and a visit to the Neryungri Museum of the South Yakutia Development History after I.I. Pyanov.

The organizers are the Reindeer Herders of the World Association and the Ministry for the Far East and the Arctic Development.

Let us remind you that the payments to Taimyr fishermen have been increased. Taimyr reindeer breeders will produce a healing extract from deer antlers. This Is Taimyr also reported that reindeer herders and fishermen could receive the status of agricultural producers, Nornickel supported social projects of the indigenous ethnic groups of Taimyr, and the State Duma will consider the issue of nomadic schools for tundra dwellers.

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Text: Angelica Stepanova, Photo: Denis Kozhevnikov

March 13, 2023

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