Indigenous Population of Taymyr Stands on Elaboration of Original Habitat Protection Law
: 19/12/2008
: Indigenous Issues

Taymyr people expressed the wish to elaborate the law protecting their original habitat during their meeting with Valentina Bokova, head of Agency on North and Support of North Indigenous Peoples. On the eve of Taymyr's Day they discussed grant support of indigenous communities, implementation of the programme "Taymyr's Peoples", arranged meetings and a round table with district's leaders and the department.
They will begin to elaborate the draft law in first half-year of 2009. By order of Krasnoyarsk Krai Administration the Agency is already gathering wishes of Taymyr officials and indigenous communities. The Agent's specialists work on Taymyr, in Evenkia, and Turukhansk District. Passage of the law is the first step in elaboration of Krai conception of development of small-numbered indigenous peoples of the North.
Representatives of such small-numbered indigenous peoples of the North as Dolgans, Kets, Nganasans, Nenets, Selkups, Chulyms, Evenks, and Enets live on the territory of integrated Krasnoyarsk Krai. Their total number is about 16,000 people.