Arctic Indigenous Peoples and Traditional Way of Life. RAIPON contribution to the Arctic Council Ministerial Meeting, Inari, 9-10 October 2002.
Russian Association of Indigenous Peoples of the North (RAIPON)
"The Sustainable Development of the Traditional Lifestyle (SDTL) has been proposed as a solution to the problems, which indigenous peoples of the Russian North, Siberia and the Far East have to tackle with. “Our destiny is in our hands and we are willing to continue and develop our traditional way of life” - this message was discussed and approved in 2001 by the Congress of the indigenous peoples of the North, Siberia and Far East in the form of Charter of Indigenous Peoples of Russia." /.../