January 20, 2015 • Philip Burgess
At the recent EALLIN Executive Summary Release event held at the Arctic Frontiers meeting in Tromso, young reindeer herders had the chance to meet with and discuss with the renowned Artur Chilingarov, the First Vice-President of the Russian Geographical Society, Special Envoy on Arctic and Antarctic affairs for the President of the Russian Federation, Hero of USSR and the Russian Federation. They discussed the Arctic Council EALLIN project and challenges facing today by young reindeer herders. Artur Chilingarov was a key-note speaker at the Arctic Frontiers conference
Artur Chiliangarov meets with WRH and UArctic EALAT Institute youth
February 26, 2014 • Alena Gerasimova
February 26, Moscow. The Presidium of Expert Council in Arctic and Antarctic under the Chairman of the Federation Council of Russia had a session today conducted by Artur Chilingarov, with main topic “Indigenous peoples of the North, Siberia and Far East of the Russian Federation: status of legal support, problems and solutions”.
The session was attended by the Chairman of Yamal Legislative Assembly, Sergey Kharyuchi. According to press-service of Yamal Legislative Assembly, Sergey will report to the participants of the session about challenges of indigenous peoples of the Arctic, and will suggest possible solutions. In his speech Sergey Kharyuchi plans to focus on the issues of improvement of federal legislation in the field of indigenous peoples’ rights development in line with current international principles, that, in his opinion, in the last few years are “stalled”: “There is a persistent tendency to diminish indigenous peoples’ rights. Many problems can not be solved for decades. They are raised and discussed, and for years they migrate from one progressive document to another. For example, the federal law on “Territories of Traditional Nature Use” is been ‘lying without movement’ for 30 years and it is not been implemented. At that time, whole families and even clans are been deprived of their ancestral territories, hunting grounds (and fisheries, pastures), sacred, ritual places and graves”.
Also according to Sergey Kharyuchi’s opinion, these issues require immediate solutions: the questions about documenting national identity of persons belonging to indigenous peoples; establishing procedures for granting the document confirming the maintenance of nomadic and semi-nomadic lifestyle; the constitutional rights to housing and a number of other important issues.
Source : ЦС КМНС
September 30, 2013 • Philip Burgess
Russian Geographical Society (RGS) First Vice President Artur Chilingarov spoke in favor of discussing the problems facing indigenous minorities in the North at the Arctic Forum.
Renowned polar explorer and Russian Geographical Society (RGS) First Vice President Artur Chilingarov opened the Third International Arctic – Territory of Dialogue Forum in Salekhard on Tuesday.
“Over the years, the forum has become a major event for Arctic policy,” he said. “The primary goal is to organize a broad-based and unbiased dialogue concerning all issues related to the Arctic.”
Environmental safety is the focus of the forum.
“Salekhard was not chosen accidentally,” he said. “It is located at the heart of oil and gas fields and environmental safety is important. It is a model for responsible environmental policy in the Arctic.”
In addition to environmental safety, other forum topics include regional health issues and the legal aspects of environmental protection, as well as likely climate change and cooperation scenarios in terms of providing relief to manmade environmental problems in the region.