Indigenous northerners interactive atlas presented
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Indigenous northerners interactive atlas presented

September 12, 2022

In 2023, the number of nations represented in the atlas will increase from 10 to 40.

#ARCTIC. #SIBERIA. THIS IS TAIMYR. The Russian State University for the Humanities, together with the Association of Indigenous Peoples of the North, Siberia and the Far East, presented the indigenous peoples interactive atlas at the Eastern Economic Forum.

The Atlas is divided into two large blocks – the peoples’ languages ​​ and the cartographic service. According to the TASS news agency, now the portal contains information about ten peoples – the Saami, Veps, Nenets, Khanty, Nganasans, Dolgans, Evenks, Shors, Udeges and Chakchis.

The portal tells about the peoples’ culture, languages, traditions, problems and outstanding representatives. The information is illustrated with many photographs, including archival ones.

“We try to emphasize the uniqueness of each nation and present the information in a popular science manner interesting to all site visitors: whether they are researchers or ordinary users, students or pupils”, said Ilya Shponarsky, an analyst at the atlas development project office of the Russian State Humanitarian University.

Indigenous peoples of the North, Siberia and the Far East took part in the project themselves. A lot of data is collected thanks to them.

“We are implementing such modern projects in a modern format, which makes us believe that we will not lose either language, tradition or culture. I hope that with the joint efforts of the federal center, authorities in the regions, the Indigenous Minorities Association we will overcome all the problems”, said Igor Barinov, head of the Federal Agency for Nationalities Affairs.

Next year, work on the resource will continue, data on 40 indigenous peoples will be included in the atlas.

Earlier, the Russians raised money for the Fairy Taimyr rare legends collection publication. This Is Taimyr also wrote about the portal dedicated to the Taimyr tourism opportunities.

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Text: Anzhelika Stepanova, Photo: Nornickel press office

September 12, 2022

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