English translation from the official periodical of RAIPON “Мир коренных народов - живая арктика” (Indigenous Peoples’ World - Living Arctic) No. 15, 2004
A workshop in Chukotka: “Survey of Living Conditions in the
Compiled by L. Abryutina, Vice-President of RAIPON
The Association of Indigenous Peoples of the North (RAIPON) along with an international group of researchers conducted an interviewers’ training workshop within the framework of the project “Survey of Living Conditions in the Arctic: The Inuit, Saami and Numerically Small Indigenous Peoples of Chukotka” (SLICA) in Anadyr, Chukotkan Autonomous Okrug, on 15-19 April 2004.
The workshop was organized with financial support from the
The major objective of the workshop was to prepare interviewers who would be entrusted with the task of carrying out survey interviews of the population and filling in the survey sheets in their districts. All the interviewers were representatives of indigenous numerically small peoples of Chukotka, thus reflecting concrete realization of the principle of partnership between researchers and indigenous peoples.
Fifteen participants from various districts of Chukotka, two from
Representatives of the following institutions were invited to attend: the Okrug’s and Anadyr associations of Chukotkan Indigenous Peoples, the Elders’ Council, the Chukotkan section of ICC, the Department of Affairs of Numerically Small Indigenous Peoples of Chukotka, the Chief Directorate of Health, and the Research Center “Chukotka”.
Dr. Larissa Ivanovna Abryutina, vice-president of RAIPON and Candidate of Political Sciences, was responsible for organizing the workshop.
The Arctic Leaders’
At the same time, an international scientific conference was held in
The summit and conference participants devoted great attention to the problems of worsening health and demographic indicators of the Northern aboriginal population, which is, to a considerable degree, caused by unfavorable socio-economic conditions for vital activity.
In this connection, the workshop participants considered it necessary to carry out international research into the conditions of life of indigenous peoples in the Arctic region. In particular, an international project called “Survey of Living Conditions in the
The summit of leaders of indigenous peoples of the
The SLICA project commenced in the Western regions of the
The establishment and development of partnership relations between indigenous peoples of the North, scientists and authorities to foster the creation of a new spirit of harmonious development of the