Representatives of indigenous peoples took part in the project "School for Young Leaders-2015". Young people from six districts of Sakhalin arrived in Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk to gain leadership skills. This experience will help in their future social activities aimed at protection of indigenous peoples’ interests and rights.

The 8th Northern Research Forum (NRF) Open Assembly will merge with the Trans Arctic Agenda and take place in Reykjavik, Iceland on 14-15 October 2015. The theme of 2015 is Engaging Cultural Heritage when Building Resilience. The NRF Open Assembly emphasizes open discussion and the participation of young researchers.


Implementation of the regional project "Nomadic School", aimed at quality improvement in education and maintenance of traditional lifestyle of indigenous peoples of the North continues in Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous District.

August 7, 2015 the first Youth Forum of Indigenous Peoples of Nanai municipal district took place in the center of Nanai culture, Jari village, Khabarovsk Territory.



Far Eastern Federal University (FEFU) scientists propose creating Arctic campus for research groups in the region. Scientific base will be located in cities of Pevek and Anadyr in Chukotka, says the director of the School of Engineering FEFU Alexander Bekker.



The Chair of UArctic's Board of Governors, Brian Rogers of the University of Alaska Fairbanks, will attend the conference on Global Leadership in the Arctic (GLACIER), in Anchorage, Alaska from August 30-31, 2015. The conference is organized by the US State Department, and President Obama will also be in attendance.

International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples is celebrated annually on 9 August. On this day 1992 was organized the first meeting of the UN Working Group on Indigenous Populations. The holiday emphasizes the richness and variety of indigenous cultures and the contribution they make to the family of nations of the world.

The Polar Yakutia for the first time carried out research on the impact of changes in the native indigenous peoples habitats and the social and cultural situation on the indigenous peoples’ life.

From July 6 to 26, International Summer School "Russian Language and Culture in Siberia" for foreign students was held at NEFU  for the third time. Twelve participants from Palestine, Thailand, Switzerland, France, Japan, Indonesia, Korea studied the Russian language.