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Indigenous Peoples of Russia and Sustainable Development: The Role of the Government in Chukotka Autonomous Okrug

  • Journal of Asia-Pacific Studies
  • Abbr : JAPS
  • 2022, 29(4), pp.67-90
  • DOI : 10.18107/japs.2022.29.4.003
  • Publisher : Institute of Global Affairs
  • Research Area : Social Science > Social Science in general
  • Received : November 10, 2022
  • Accepted : December 19, 2022
  • Published : December 30, 2022

SLEPCHENKO VADIM 1

1경희대 국제지역연구원

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ABSTRACT

This article discusses the policy of supporting the traditional economic activities for the sustainable development of indigenous minorities living on the territory of the Chukotka Autonomous Okrug of Russia. This region is home to four indigenous peoples (Chukchi, Eskimo, Lamut, Chuban) whose main traditional economic activities are reindeer herding and marine mammal trapping. The state supports this industry in a series of programs including the “State Program of Agricultural Development of the Chukotka Autonomous District”, but this is not enough. The biggest problem is the lack of labor force. Out of 16 reindeer farms, 14 are registered as state-owned. The same situation is in marine mammal trapping industry. Given the lack of motivation for the children of reindeer herders and marine mammal hunters to continue their parents’ business, it can be assumed that privatization is an effective way to solve this problem. In general, it can be concluded that the policy of state support for the traditional economic activities of the indigenous peoples of the Chukotka Autonomous Okrug lacks consistency.

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This paper was written with support from the National Research Foundation of Korea.