Arctic College in Chersky and Education for Young Reindeer Herders in Yakutia

January 19, 2016 • Alena Gerasimova

abdc43b5-2786-4273-973a-932914e4ab40Arctic College of the Peoples of the North, which is located in Chersky, Nizhnekolymsky district, continues it’s fruitful work both with reindeer herders and students from reindeer herding families. Only less than a month ago young reindeer herders who are also second-year students at the College had interesting workshops and classes with the main zootechnician at the Turvaurgin Obshchina (nomadic community) and skillful reindeer herder – Petr Kaurgin. They not only disscussed main issues of their Obshchinas and ways how to be a better reindeer herder, they also had a trip with teachers to the winter pastures where they were working with reindeer.

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Woman, a tent-worker, from clan community “Turvaurgin” received an honorable mention by the President of the Sakha Republic (Yakutia)

December 30, 2013 • Svetlana Avelova

ЧумработницаSleptsova Ekaterina Andreevna received an honorable mention by the President of the Sakha Republic (Yakutia) for her conscientious work in agriculture, for her contribution into socio-economic development of the Sakha Republic. Ekaterina is a tent worker (chumrabotnitsa) of reindeer herding brigade No. 8, that is within the agricultural cooperative clan community “Turvaurgin”, in Nizhnekolymskij district of the Sakha Republic (Yakutia).

The presidential decree  “On conferring state awards of the Sakha Republic (Yakutia)” was signed on December 9, 2013.

Source: Ассоциация коренных малочисленных народов Севера Республики Саха (Якутия)