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The Congress of the Peoples of the North will be held in Chukotka
In Chukotka, they are preparing for the sixth congress of the indigenous peoples of the North, Siberia and the Far East. It will be held in 2020 year and will gather representatives from all regions of the region. The agenda will include issues of interaction with subsoil users, the development of reindeer husbandry and marine hunting.
According to the press service of the regional government, the congress will be attended by authorities, representatives of non-profit organizations and residents of settlements. Later they will be able to convey information to their fellow villagers.
Representatives of 23 indigenous peoples of the North live in Chukotka. The most numerous are Chukchi (12 thousand people), Eskimos (1,5 thousand people), Evens (1,5 thousand people), Chuvans (about 900 people), Yukagirs (160 people), Koryaks (95 people). The first congress was held in 1994, since then five such events have taken place.