On Friday, October 26, a conference named “Actual issues of Russian North-East’s history” was organized by the North-Eastern Federal University in Yakutsk (NEFU). The conference was held in memory of professor Semen Gorokhov.
At this conference Varvara Parilova, Specialist of the Northern Forum Secretariat, presented the Northern Forum projects on preserving indigenous people’s traditions and culture.
Festivals of Northern Fishing Traditions
Project Coordinator: Tero Mustonen, Snowchange Co-op President
Festivals of Northern Fishing Traditions were established during the period from 2014 to 2017 as an effective mechanism for establishing contacts and uniting fishermen engaged in small-scale individual fishing, artisanal fisheries and professional anglers representing indigenous peoples and local traditions, both genders in the territory of the Eurasian North. Previous festivals were held in:
- North Karelia and the territory of the Koltta Saami residence, Finland, September 2014;
- Ezigeen (Zhigansk), Sakha Republic (Yakutia), Russia, September 2016;
- Tornio, Finland, September 2018.
Project’s Goal: association of fishermen engaged in small-scale individual fishing, artisanal fisheries and professional anglers representing indigenous peoples and local traditions of both sexes in the territory of the Eurasian North to strengthen their potential and vitality.
Festival "Bear and Natives - Traditional knowledge among Natives". Project organizer Anders Bjorklund, CEO of the Carnivore Center in Gronklitt and responsible for the project Bear and Natives in north, has been leading the project for many years. He visited the Khanty-Mansiysk Autonomous Okrug, the Sakha Republic, Greenland, Iceland, Spitsbergen, Lapland and Alaska to study the traditional knowledge of the indigenous people of the North.
Project “ARCTICSKILLS”. The main goal of the Arctic Skills International Championship in Professional skills is to draw public attention, regionally, federally and internationally, to the issues involved in training personnel for work in the Arctic environment, including in the sphere of northern domestic reindeer husbandry, the press service reports.
Reference. Professor Semen Nikolaevich Gorokhov worked for more than 45 years at the Faculty of History of Yakut State University (now North-Eastern Federal University). Semen Gorokhov was a Professor, organizer and first head of the Department of the History of the Peoples of Yakutia and the North-East of the RSFSR, opened in February 1989. He published more than 400 works. Professor Gorokhov participated in more than 50 International and Russian scientific conferences, congresses, and colloquiums. He was a member of the International Academy of the Northern Forum. Professor Gorokhov successfully combined teaching and scientific work with social activity.