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International Financial Corporation (World Bank subdivision focusing on the private sector) on the preparation of the Sakhalin Indigenous Minorities Development Plan:

Since most consultations took place during the winter months, a special focus was on enabling the most disadvantaged members of the local community, such as senior citizens, to attend. Vehicles were provided to those who needed them, and younger community members escorted the elderly. Where possible, the consultations were timed to start after the end of the days fishing trips. Time was allocated for the participants to share their problems and concerns. The organisers made sure that all those present were treated respectfully, and efforts were made to reach a consensus. As a result, the meetings turned out extremely long, but people felt that their presence mattered.

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News archive

11.09.2017
Culture and Traditions of Indigenous Minorities of the North Open Air Festival


02.09.2017
Generations Relay, Lesson One


01.09.2017
Kurey, Reindeer Herders Holiday


25.08.2017
Presentation of Traditional Culture of Sakhalin Indigenous Ethnic Groups at the 31st International Festival of Folk Arts in Budapest (Hungary)


09.08.2017
Congratulations on the International Day of the Worlds Indigenous Peoples!


28.07.2017
Silhouette Magic by Semyon Nadein


05.07.2017
Bone Carving Workshop Was Held at the Poronaysk History Museum


28.06.2017
Workshop on the SIM Applied Arts Will Be Held in Nogliki


01.06.2017
XII International Exhibition-Fair Treasures of the North. Folk Craftsmen and Artists of Russia 2017.


05.06.2017
ON THE SECOND ROUND OF THE SCHOOL OF YOUNG LEADERS COMPONENT 2017 OF THE SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT FUND


17.04.2017
The Second Round of the Traditional Economic Activities Support Programme for 2017 (Business Planning Subcomponent) Announced


15.04.2017
Meetings of SIMDP Coordinating Bodies


16.02.2017
Public Meetings in the Areas of Traditional Residence of Sakhalin North Indigenous


03.02.2017
Zoya Lvovna Ronik


25.01.2017
Acceptance of Applications and Projects under 2017 SIMDP Started


18.01.2017
Public meetings


9.01.2017
School of Young Leaders 2016 worked in Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk from 5 to 7 December.


23.12.2016
Nivkh Embroidery


15.12.2016
Uilta Project


09.12.2016
SIMDP Implementation Monitoring


01.12.2016
Nomad People Relics


10.11.2016
SIMDP Monitoring


01.11.2016
Meetings of Programme Committees


28.10.2016
Sakhalin Indigenous Minorities Development Plan: Efficient Implementation Mechanisms Workshop


16.09.2016
Sakhalin Residents at the XII (IV Interregional) Performing Arts Festival of Indigenous Peoples of the North, Siberia and the Far East


13.09.2016
Live Spring-Wells


07.09.2016
Announcing the second round of the Business Planning Component of the Traditional Economic Activities Support Programme 2016


09.08.2016
Living Traditions IV Regional Festival


15.06.2016
A programme for Russian-speaking interns (training is in Russian)


14.06.2016
Social Development Fund Announces Second Round of Programmes Competition


30.05.2016
Meetings of Programme Committees


25.05.2016
Social Project Planning and Projects Assessment Workshop Held in the Regional Centre


05.05.2016
Sakhalin Energy Participates in Treasures of the North2016 International Fair


22.04.2016


04.04.2016
Sakhalin Energy Participates in Treasures of the North 2016 International Fair


29.03.2016
Memory of Family Is Memory of the People


20.03.2016
Acceptance of Applications and Projects under 2016 SIMDP Started


18.03.2016
Internship Programme for Indigenous Peoples


18.03.2016
Meetings of Coordination Bodies of SIMDP-3


10.03.2016


01.03.2016
Bright Pattern with a Magical Thread


17.02.2016
SIMDP-3 Coordinator


13.01.2016
IMPORTANT: Workshops on Developing the Socially Significant Projects and Writing Grant Applications under the Sakhalin Energy Competitive Programmes


31.12.2015
Happy New Year!


29.12.2015
A Vacancy Opened for the Position of the SIMDP 3 Coordinator


23.12.2015
Sakhalin Indigenous Minorities Development Plan 3 Signed


04.12.2015
Conference Prospects of Further Cooperation under the Third Sakhalin Indigenous Minorities Development Plan


12.11.2015
SIMDP 3 Draft Prepared


10.11.2015
SIMDP 3 Draft Prepared


06.11.2015
Regional Art Museum Hosts Exhibitions Celebrating Vladimir Sangi's 80th Anniversary: Tales of the Nivkh Land (children's art) and Nivkh World (paintings)


03.11.2015
Heirs of the Tradition


23.10.2015
Second Round of Public Meetings and Individual Consultations on Drafting the Third Sakhalin Indigenous Minorities Development Plan Completed


29.09.2015
Meeting of the Social Development Fund Council


22.09.2015
Second Round of Public Meetings and Individual Consultations on Drafting the Third Sakhalin Indigenous Minorities Development Plan


01.09.2015
Let's Talk in Nivkh


18.08.2015
Young Leader Workshop 2015


11.08.2015
The Continuity of Generations Gathers Friends Once Again


21.07.2015
The Second Round of Applications Submission for the Continuity 2015 Contest


01.07.2015
Meetings of the SIMDP Working Group and Board


29.06.2015
Final Evaluation of SIMDP-2


13.06.2015
Rejuvenation Ritual Festival celebrated in Ykh Mif Land


30.05.2015
A ceremonial feast of nature renewal Chir Anh will take place at the beginning of summer in Sakhalin


10.04.2015
Meetings of Programme Committees


26.03.2015
Meetings of the Expert Groups of SIMDP Program Committees


19.02.2015
Another Round of Public Meetings Completed


18.02.2015
A Useful Book for All Northerners


29.01.2015
To the attention of the representatives of the Sakhalin indigenous minorities.


19.01.2015
Schedule for submitting applications and projects under the 2015 Development Plan programmes


18.12.2014
The flight of Inspiration


17.12.2014
Implementation of the project of the Val ambulance station.


12.12.2014
Final meetings of the SIMDP governing bodies


10.12.2014
Presentation of Evenki translation of the United Nations Declaration of the Rights of Indigenous Peoples


08.12.2014
A round table on legislative regulation of interfaces with indigenous peoples


04.12.2014
Cooperation is the Key to our Effective Work


02.12.2014
Graduates of the Fishing School Receive Certificates


01.12.2014
Completion of Internal Monitoring of SIMDP projects


06.11.2014
Evening Dedicated to the Memory of Kola Beldy


06.11.2014
Presentation of the Bearers of Traditions catalogue and Live Springs biodirectory


16.10.2014
Ceremony of Educational Project Scholarships Award in Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk


12.10.2014
Microcredits Programme: Success Stories, Problems and Prospects Training Workshop


11.10.2014
Nivkhinka Members Visit Nekrasovka


06.10.2014
International Symposium in the Languages of the Indigenous Minorities of the Russian Far East


04.10.2014
Micro-Loans Programme workshop to be held in the Okha District


24.09.2014
A Meeting of the Council of the Social Development Fund


19.09.2014
Visiting Peoples of the North


19.09.2014
Electronic Library Centre


26.08.2014
Its tough work, nomading


12.08.2014
Living Tradition Festival of the Indigenous Minorities of the North of Sakhalin


10.08.2014
Generation Hand Down


10.07.2014
Living Tradition Festival of the IP of Sakhalin 3rd Regional Artisan Festival to be held in Yuzhno


30.06.2014
SIMDP Management Board Meeting


30.06.2014
SIMDP External Monitoring


20.06.2014
21st World Petroleum Congress Best Social Projects


26.05.2014
Sakhalin Energy informs the UN about its cooperation with indigenous minorities


22.04.2014
Sakhalin Energy won Russian Fuel and Energy PR and media competition


21.04.2014
Presentation of the Uilta Fairy Tale Mother Rat and Mother Frog in Val


08.04.2014
Traditional Economic Activities Support Programme Committee Meeting


04.04.2014
Meeting of the Social Development Fund Council


31.03.2014
Taiga-born Tales


22.03.2014
Meetings of the Expert Groups of the Development Plan Programme Committees


17.02.2014
Another Round of Public Meetings Completed


15.02.2014
We Continue to Accept Applications for Participation in the Tender for a Partner Organisation of the SDF for 2014


14.02.2014
Presentation of the Catalogue of the Collection The Methodical Works by L.D. Kimova


10.02.2014
Presentation of the Book The Epic of the Sakhalin Nivkhs in Nogliki


10.02.2014
Holding Public Meetings within the SIMDP in the Districts


27.01.2014
Public Consultations under Development Plan


17.01.2014
Invitation to Submit Applications and Projects under


21.12.2013
Visit to LNG Plant


20.12.2013
Governing Board Meeting


16.12.2013
End-of-year Programme Committee Meetings


19.12.2013
Round-Table Meeting: Role of the Councils of Authorised Representatives of the Indigenous Minorities of the North in Social and Economic Development of Sakhalin Indigenous Minorities


09.12.2013
Graduation Ceremony at the Fishing School


27.11.2013
Development Plan Projects Monitoring Completed


19.11.2013
Presentation of the Book by L.I. Missonova in the Val Village


21.11.2013
Take Reading Outdoors Project


12.11.2013
The Second Festival of Tribal Enterprises and Communities of the Sakhalin Indigenous Minorities


10.11.2013
Access to the Uilta Language for Each Child


31.10.2013
The epic of the Sakhalin Nivkh people was publicly presented today in Moscow


29.10.2013
Fishing School in Poronaisk


25.09.2013
Training Workshop Microloan Programme: Successful Practice, Areas for Improvement and Way Forward.


19.09.2013
Educational Project Scholarships Awarded in a Ceremony in Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk


16.09.2013
Micro-loans Workshop: Success Stories, Challenges and Way Forward


16.09.2013
Tender Management Basics and Bids Evaluation Workshop


10.09.2013
Micro-loans Workshop: Success Stories, Challenges and Way Forward


28.08.2013
Council of Social Development Fund Session


19.08.2013
Development Plan: new management election.


13.08.2013
Continuity of Generations


12.08.2013
Unique book presented at Sakhalin celebrating International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples


06.08.2013
Sakhalin Oblast delegates back home from Far-Eastern International Festival of Arts and Crafts of the Indigenous Peoples


03.08.2013
Nanai Translation of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights presented at the festival


25.07.2013
Applications for the Education Component Are Still Being Accepted


27.06.2013
Ordinary meeting of the SIMDP Board


16.06.2013
Chir An (Pitul) Rejuvenation Festival is Over


14.05.2013
A ceremonial feast of nature renewal Chir Anh will take place at the beginning of summer in Sakhalin


06.05.2013
Russian Uilta Dictionary by L.I. Missonova Presented in Moscow


08.04.2013
Social Development Fund Council Meeting


02.04.2013
Traditional Economic Activities Support Meeting


01.04.2013
Sakhalin Energy has been awarded Vitus Bering Diploma for efficient cooperation with Indigenous People


19.03.2013
Nogliki Folk Lore and History Museum to Open Private Study for Writer Vladimir Sangi


15.03.2013
Collaboration Plan Expert Group Meeting


15.03.2013
Workshop for Northern, Siberian and Far Eastern Indigenous People Education: Challenges, Trends and Prospects


18.02.2013
Completion of the next round of public meetings


01.02.2013
Announcement of invitation to bid for becoming a partner organisation of the Social Development Fund in 2013


17.01.2013
Beginning of receipt of applications and projects under the Social Development Fund Programmes for 2013


17.01.2013
Opening of the grant contest announced under the Traditional Economic Activities Support Programme of the Development Plan


17.01.2013
Public Consultations under Development Plan


26.12.2012
Live Spring-Wells


18.12.2012
SIMDP Governing Board Meeting


05.12.2012
SDF and TEASP Year-End Meetings


03.12.2012
"The World of Sakhalin Peoples Project" ompleted


22.12.2012
A 30-Year Long Road


22.11.2012
Internal Monitoring of the Projects


21.11.2012
Preserving Cultural Heritage


21.11.2012
Culture of the People through the Childrens Eyes


21.11.2012
Individual Scholarships for Successful Students


20.11.2012
"BooksChildrenCreativity" Project Presentation


14.11.2012
Echoes of the Past


13.11.2012
The Third Regional Festival for the Children and Youth Inheritors of Traditions has finished


08.11.2012
New membership of the Regional Council of Authorised Representatives of the Sakhalin Indigenous Minorities


18.10.2012
Third Inheritors of Traditions Regional Festival


16.10.2012
The World of Sakhalin Peoples Project Continues


12.10.2012
Executive Committee Meeting


10.10.2012
News Bulletin No. 8


14.09.2012
Uilta Translation of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights


10.09.2012
The Song of the Nivkh Comes to Yuzhno


24.08.2012
Ari La Mif Ethnic Ensemble Participates in the Second Interregional Golden Springs Festival


22.08.2012
Social Development Fund Council Meeting


20.08.2012
Discussions on Business Engagement with Indigenous Minorities Take Place in Khabarovsk


06.08.2012
Teni-Gu Traditional Holiday


02.08.2012
Continuity of Generations


01.08.2012
TEASP Committee Meeting in Nogliki


11.07.2012
Educational Project documents acceptance in progress


01.07.2012
New Bulleting No


15.06.2012
External Monitoring over the Development Plan


01.06.2012
Second round of business plans submission under the Traditional Economic Activities Support Programme


31.05.2012
Meeting of the SIMDP Governing Board


30.05.2012
Executive Committee Meeting


18.05.2012
Prospects and best practices of cooperation between industrial companies and indigenous minorities are discussed in Kamchatka


14.05.2012
Sakhalin students took part in the Vth All-Russian Youth Research and Practice Conference.


20.04.2012
V.M. Sangi took part in the Conference Current Condition of Literature and Arts of the Peoples of the North.


07.04.2012
Meeting of the Traditional Economic Activities Support Programme Committee


05.04.2012
Meeting of the Social Development Fund Council


26.03.2012
XI regional festival of the Indigenous Minorities of the North is over


16.03.2012
Translation of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights to the Nivkh language


16.03.2012
Session of the Expert Group of the Traditional Economic Activities Support Program


13.03.2012
Session of the Social Development Fund Expert Group


09.03.2012
Partner organization on implementation of the 2012 Social Development Fund programmes


15.02.2012
Completion of the next round of public meetings


25.01.2012
Announcement of invitation to bid for becoming a partner organisation of the Social Development Fund in 2012


18.01.2012
Public Consultations under Development Plan


12.01.2012
Invitation to Submit Applications under the Social Development Fund Programmes for 2012.


12.01.2012
New grant contest announced under the Traditional Economic Activities Support Programme


20.12.2011
Meeting of Executive Committee


13.12.2011
"To the Sound of Nivkh Tambourines"


09.12.2011
Presentation of the book entitled Materials on the Folklore and Culture of Sakhalin Nivkh by T. Ulita


08.12.2011
Meeting of the Management Board


30.11.2011
Meeting of the Committee of the Traditional Economic Activities Support Programme


30.11.2011
Efficient Business Communication training


28.11.2011
Regular meeting of the Social Development Fund Council


23.11.2011
Microloans Programme first projects have received support!


21.11.2011
Ranked top in the corporate philanthropy projects efficiency


20.11.2011
Song of the Soul, and Traditional Culture Custodians Grant Projects Presentation


17.11.2011
The Latest Round of Public Consultations Completed


25.10.2011
Public Meetings under the SIMDP


20.10.2011
Workshop on the Development of Ecological and Ethnic Tourism in Sakhalin


04.10.2011
Completion of the Leaders School Workshop


04.10.2011
Meeting of the Executive Committee


29.09.2011
Today, Sakhalin Indigenous Minorities Leadership School has started its work


26.09.2011
Scholarship certificates for students from the Sakhalin Indigenous Minorities


22.09.2011
Choreographic Workshop for Indigenous peoples of the North


16.09.2011
The national Even ensemble Nulgur (Kamchatka) shares experience with Sakhalin


13.09.2011
International Conference


09.09.2011
Field Legal Workshop


05.09.2011
Museum at Val School


02.09.2011
Batani Fund started to accept applications for receiving of micro credits under the SIMDP Traditional Economic Activities Support Programme


02.09.2011
Reindeer-breeders celebrate their holiday at North of Sakhalin


26.08.2011
Field legal workshop for the indigenous minorities - the Project begins


18.08.2011
Representatives of the Sakhalin Indigenous Minorities were told about the SIMDP microcrediting programme


17.08.2011
Working session of the Social Development Fund


10.08.2011
International Day of the Worlds Indigenous Peoples in Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk


09.08.2011
Micro Loan Programme for Sakhalin Indigenous Minorities Economic Activities Development


02.08.2011
Teni Gu Traditional Festival was held in Chir-Unvd village


19.07.2011
Educational Project documents acceptance in progress


18.07.2011
Meeting of the Executive Committee


29.06.2011
Meeting of the Development Plan Governing Board


28.06.2011
External Monitoring of the Development Plan


15.06.2011
Working session of the Social Development Fund


07.06.2011
Meeting of the Expert Team of Social Development Fund


01.06.2011
Presentation of SIMDP in Washington, D.C.


27.05.2011
Meeting of the Committee for Traditional Economic Activity Support Program


17.05.2011
UN Forum on Indigenous Issues


16.05.2011
Meeting of Expert Group of Traditional Economic Activities Support Program


13.05.2011
Northern Treasures 2011


18.04.2011
Cultural Heritage 2011 Program


13.04.2011
Social Development Fund Council Meeting


05.04.2011
Public consultations as part of SIMDP implementation


01.04.2011
Coordinator of the second Sakhalin Indigenous Minorities Development Plan


10.03.2011
Information materials for remote districts of Sakhalin


02.03.2011
Development Plan Traditional Economic Activities Support Programme tender announced


25.02.2011
Initial meetings of the second development plan coordinating bodies


22.02.2011
Public Grievance Procedure


16.02.2011
Presentation of the Sakhalin. Inhabited island photo album


27.01.2011
Photo Album: Sakhalin. Indigenous Island


25.01.2011
SIMDP Logo


15.12.2010
Signing an agreement on the second SIMDP


13.12.2010
Final evaluation of Sakhalin Indigenous Minorities Development Plan


30.11.2010
Sakhalin Youths Participated in Indigenous Minorities of the Norths Youth Congress


24.11.2010
Conference in preparation for the SIMDP II


29.10.2010
Conference: Medical and Social aspects of Health Care for the Sakhalin Indigenous Minorities


25.10.2010
The School of Young Leader


22.10.2010
Development of SIMDP II


20.10.2010
Workshop on evaluation of loss inflicted on indigenous minorities


20.10.2010
Khabarovsk woodcarver Nikolai Dyavgoda gives a woodcarving master class


13.10.2010
SIMDP II preparation: the second round of consultations


12.10.2010
The Nivkh Myths and Fairy Tales Book Received the First Prize at the International Festival in Khabarovsk


23.06.2010
The Sixth SIMDP external monitor


23.06.2010
Midterm review of the Sakhalin Indigenous Minorities Development Plan


23.06.2010
Indigenous People of the Far East meet at the Festival


23.06.2010
The SIxth Russian Congress of Indigenous Peoples Results


23.06.2010
Sakhalin Energys social projects recognised among the best


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Presentation of the bearers of traditions catalogue and live springs biodirectory

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/ Achievements

Received the main award in the all-Russian Corporate Philanthropy Leaders contest in nomination The Best Programme for Corporate Philanthropy Policy and Companys Social Investments Principles

Winner of Vitus Bering International Award

Winner of social investments contest Corporate Donor of Russia 2008

First prize at the Far Eastern International Festival of Indigenous People