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5 March 2018

11 socially-significant projects were recommended for funding by ENL at the Advisory Committee Meeting

At its regular meeting, the Advisory Committee, under a trilateral agreement of cooperation among the Sakhalin Oblast Government, Exxon Neftegas Limited (ENL), and the Regional Council of authorized Representatives of Indigenous Minorities of the North, reviewed the results of the goodwill projects that were implemented in 2017 to provide support for the Sakhalin Indigenous Minorities of the North.

Twenty five persons from various Sakhalin districts participated in the meeting: Nikolai Vladimirovich Mizinin, Head of the Department of the Indigenous Minorities of the North under the Sakhalin Oblast Government; two representatives of the Department of the Indigenous Minorities of the North; four representatives of Exxon Neftegas Limited (ENL); Aleksey Gennadievich Limanzo, a representative of the Indigenous Minorities of the North at the Sakhalin Oblast Duma; seven members of the Regional Council of Representatives of the Sakhalin Oblast’s Indigenous Minorities of the North elected at the 8th Congress of the Indigenous Minorities of the North, three members of the previous convocation of the Regional Council and five experts on various projects from among the Indigenous Minorities of the North.

The attendees were apprised of the latest achievements of the Sakhalin-1 Project operations; in particular, they were shown a documentary about Odoptu Field Phase II Development as the main event of Sakhalin-1 Project implementation in 2017.

Of the projects implemented in 2017, the Legends on Fish Skin project, which called for publishing the authentic Ulta legend Manga Merge in the Russian, Ulta, and English languages, was named one of the most successful. To illustrate this book, ten fish-skin panel pictures were created by the Uilta craftswomen Veronika and Valeria Osipova. The book presentation was held during the meeting, with the opportunity for all attendees to participate in a master-class on creating fish-skin collages using the ethnic patterns of the Northern Peoples.

The project of 2017 was awarded to Renaissance of the Nivkh Language, which received recognition at the federal level and has been supported by ENL since 2015. Last year, this project was named the best project supporting modern arts and culture at the All-Russia Contest Corporate Charity Leaders of 2016.

Twenty five applications were submitted to the Advisory Committee for review by in 2018 by various non-profit organizations of the Indigenous Minorities of the North, state-funded institutions, and the Sakhalin Oblast Government. During the discussions, the meeting participants asked questions and exchanged opinions, which did not always coincide with the opinions of other parties and experts. Based on the results of the meeting, the Advisory Committee recommended the following 11 projects for ENL's financial support in the current year:

  1. Phase 2 of the Sakhalin Reindeer Rescue project, the grant applicant: Yukte, a territory-based neighboring community of the Orok (Ulta) indigenous minority;

  2. The project In the Circle of Friends for sharing experiences among the language nests of the Nivkhy language in Nogliki, Val, and Poronaisk; the grant applicant: Sakhalin Nivkhs, the tribal (ancestral) community of the Nivkh Indigenous Minority Peoples of Sakhalin;

  3. The inter-municipal festive ceremony Feeding of the Sea Spirit Master, the grant applicant: a local non-profit organization of the Indigenous Minorities of the North in the Poronai District;

  4. The project Nani on Sakhalin. Legacy of Beldy, the grant applicant: Ykh Mif People Ethno-Cultural Center, a local Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk non-profit organization of the Indigenous Minorities of the North;

  5. The project Culture of the Peoples of the North in Children's Drawings from Various Generations. From Moscow to Sakhalin, the grant applicant: the Sakhalin Oblast Museum of Fine Arts;

  6. Living Traditions, the 5th Regional Festival of Folk Arts and Crafts of the Indigenous Minorities of the North, the grant applicant: the Folk Arts Center of Sakhalin Oblast;

  7. The project Urla Tamk (Good Hands), for the education of preschool children in the decorative and applied arts of the Indigenous Minorities of the North, the grant applicant: Sakhalin Nivkhs, the tribal (ancestral) community of the Nivkh Indigenous Minority Peoples of Sakhalin;

  8. The project Golden Stitch “Ais Tif”, a workshop and master-classes on folk embroidery and traditional clothing fabrication, the grant applicant: Kykhkykh, a local Okha non-profit organization;

  9. The project Ari La Mif – Road to the Future (celebration of the 25th anniversary of the Ari La Mif folk dance group), the grant applicant: The Nogliki District Leisure Center;

  10. The project Snow Dogs, for the development of traditional sled dog racing, the grant applicant: Simattama Nandal (Snow Dogs), the Orok (Ulta) tribal (ancestral) community of the Indigenous Minorities of the North

Participation of the Sakhalin decorative and applied arts craftsmen and the folk arts group in the XIII International Exhibition Treasures of the North 2018 in Moscow; the grant applicant: the Administration of the Indigenous Minorities of the North under the Sakhalin Oblast Government.

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