Important decisions of indigenous people of the North in the strategic development

Theme 2. Connectivity
Session Name 2.10 Self-governance and regional development in the High North: What (and how) information is used for strategic development?
Presentation Type Oral
Presenter
Author(s) Oksana Romanova (North Eastern Federal University, Russian Federation)
Abstract text

The territory of the Russian Arctic is unique in terms of its economic space, the concentration of natural resources, population and financial capital.


 


The Republic of Sakha (Yakutia) is one of the largest among the subjects of the Russian Federation in terms of the number of indigenous small-numbered peoples. In the republic live 16% of the indigenous small peoples of the North, Siberia and the Far East of the Russian Federation.


The Arctic Economic Zone of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia) is the least developed territory of the republic with a population of 7.2% of the total population. Practically for all municipal areas of the AEC there is a negative rate of growth in the number of economically active population in 2016 in relation to 2005. In general, over the past 10 years, the rate of population growth has decreased (-20.15%). 


A strategic session was held with the participation of the Head of the district, heads of organizations, deputies and public figures in Olenyok District, national Evenk region in the Republic of Sakha.


The results were summarized and you see on the slide strategic priorities obtained from three sources: the regional government, researchers and the local community.


Results of Olenyok study summarizes that indigenous peoples of the Arctic, thus, in their development strategy are focused on:


 


 


Paternalism on the part of the state;


 


 


Compliance with international standards.


 


 


Traditional values.

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