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Chukotka to celebrate the International Day of Indigenous Peoples quest - EastRussia | Far East






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Chukotka to celebrate International Day of Indigenous People quest

People's festivities marking the International Day of Indigenous Peoples will be held in the settlements of Chukotka from 4 on 15 August. In Anadyr, a festive program will be organized on the main city square 5 August with performances by teams, competitions and sporting events, EastRussia was told in the office of the Governor of the Chukotka Autonomous Okrug.

“The highlight of the event will be the popular contest“ The Best National Dish ”, prepared by the Regional Public Organization“ Association of Indigenous Peoples of Chukotka ”. Chukchi mistresses will be pleased with a variety of national dishes, ”said Maria Sadovskaya, consultant of the department of education, culture and youth policy.

The festival "Songs of Chukotka free as the wind" will be held in honor of the holiday 12 of August in the city of Pevek. A yaranga will be installed here and a city quest will be organized. Also everywhere in the region will be organized entertainment programs with competitions for the best national dish, the best performance of song and dance, sports competitions in national wrestling, stick-dragging, triple jump.

The International Day of the World’s Indigenous People (International Day of the World’s Indigenous People) was established by the UN General Assembly 23 December 1994. Since 1995, around the world, it has traditionally been celebrated on August 9. About 19 thousands of representatives of 16 indigenous peoples live in Chukotka: Chukchi, Eskimos, Evens, Koryaks, Chuvans, Yukagirs, Evenks, Nenets, Lamuts. They make up about 30 percent of the total number of residents in the county. More than 30 public associations of indigenous peoples of the North, including the 22 tribal and neighboring communities, operate in the district.