On 3 May, the Wild Plants in the Diet and Culture of Indigenous Peoples conference was held as part of the Treasures of the North International Exhibition-Fair in Moscow. The conference was organised by Slow Food in Russia, a non-profit organisation, with the support of Sakhalin Energy.
Schoolchildren from among the Sakhalin Indigenous Minorities met with Lyudmila Gashilova, Professor of the Herzen University’s Institute of the Peoples of the North. Lyudmila Gashilova, who was born in the Nogliki District, organised an unusual lecture for young Sakhalin residents at her own initiative.
On 1 May, Moscow hosted the Languages and Culture of the Indigenous Minorities of the North, Siberia and the Far East of the Russian Federation: Preservation and Development Strategy, an All-Russian Scientific and Practical Conference.
A collection of folklore of Sakhalin Indigenous Minorities titled “Fairy Tales of Sakhalin” was presented to the participants of the 14th Treasures of the North International Exhibition-Fair. The book, published by Sakhalin Energy with the participation of native speakers, elders, specialists from the Herzen University’s Institute of the Peoples of the North and experts in the field, comprises ten Nivkh, Uilta, Evenki and Nanai fairy tales.
The campaign lasted 25 days—representing the number of years since the company’s inception. Its programme included charity fairs, fund-raising events, creative workshops (Beautiful Food, Industrial Landscape), and tours of Sakhalin Energy production facilities.
The awards ceremony of KonTEKst, a Russian PR projects competition, was held in Moscow with the support of the RF Ministry of Energy.
The UN headquarters in New York are hosting the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues. In its framework, the Russian Federation held an event titled “Preservation and Promotion of the Linguistic Heritage of the Indigenous Minorities of the North”. The event aroused great interest of experts and the indigenous community. It was attended by members of the UN Permanent Forum and the UN Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.
I Paint Legends—this is the name of the exhibition of paintings by Veronika Osipova, which was recently opened at the UN headquarters in New York. The artist is known far beyond the island region. At the heart of her art are the rich traditions of the Uilta people, which the northern craftswoman embodies in fish skin.
On its 25th anniversary Sakhalin Energy received congratulation from the President of Russian Federation Vladimir Putin.
On its 25th anniversary Sakhalin Energy received congratulations and greetings.