Informational and educational support for the indigenous minorities of the North which engage in traditional crafts in the Magadan Oblast
Organiser: "KADAR"; Magadan municipal organisation for environmental protection and the interests of the indigenous small-numbered people of the North and the old-established inhabitants
Postal address: 68601b Ola, Magadan Oblast, Lesnaya ul. 3a, app. 4.; Phone (41341) 2-52-71
Project leader: Chairman of KADAR, Mikhail Terentevich Yashchenko
Area: Ola, Magadan Oblast
Duration: 12 months
Sum applied for: 50,000 US$
Magadan Oblast is one of the main areas with a high concentration of residents belonging to the indigenous small-numbered peoples of the North and other long-established inhabitants.
In the course of privatisation, the interests of the indigenous peoples of the North were unfortunately overlooked. As a result, the peoples find themselves in an extremely difficult state, as it is impossible to maintain or expand the following traditional subsistence activities: hunting (sea and land); reindeer and domestic animal husbandry; fishing; obtaining, processing and marketing of marine resources; fur farming; collecting and marketing of wild foodstuffs, etc.More >>> (File in RFT format)...
Small, indigenousrun enterprises based upon these crafts cannot compete with the national and international companies active in the Magadan Oblast. Native enterprises are handicapped by a lack of knowledge regarding management, marketing, taxes, law and other vital information necessary for the successful management of such businesses in an economically competitive environment.