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    Of the more than 180 peoples inhabiting the territory of contemporary Russia, 40 are officially recognised as indigenous. While the Russian constitution and national legislation set out the rights of “indigenous minority peoples of the North”, there is no such concept as “Free, Prior and Informed Consent” enshrined in legislation.
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    180 peoples are inhabiting the territory of contemporary Russia. Of these, 40 are officially recognised as indigenous peoples 5 million Tatars are not officially considered indigenous peoples
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    2007: Russia abstains from voting for the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples
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Komi leader Nikolai Rochev: My dream of prosperity without oil

My name is Nikolay. I am of the Komi peoples and come from the region of the same name in the north of Russia. I will soon be visiting Canada and the city of Iqaluit in the lands of the Nunavummiut for the first time.

I used to teach geography and have studied about Inuit lands and the Canadian Arctic. I am not visiting only to meet my Inuit brothers and sisters and enjoy the wonders of this great country, but also to share the story of my people.

I wish I came here with an uplifting tale but that is unfortunately not the case. Instead it is a story of despair, of betrayal and of dismay. It is a cautionary tale, but at the same time a desperate cry for help.

Read the full article here: http://www.nunatsiaqonline.ca/stories/article/65674my_wish_for_prosperity_without_oil/

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