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Vera Kuklina, Sargylana Ignatieva, and Uliana Vinokurova

This article explores the role of higher education institutions in the development of indigenous cultures in the Arctic city of Yakutsk. Although indigenous cultures have historically been related to traditional subsistence activities and a rural lifestyle, the growing urbanization of indigenous people brings new challenges and opportunities. The article draws on statistical data, as well as qualitative data from the Institute of Languages and Cultures of the Peoples of the Northeast (ILCPN) at the North-Eastern Federal University (NEFU) and the Arctic State Institute of Culture and Arts (AGIKI): annual reports, focus groups, interviews, and participant observations. The article argues that students and graduates contribute to the creation of a new image of the city as one in which indigenous cultures can find their own niche.

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Ekaterina Chekhorduna, Nina Filippova, and Diana Efimova

Translator : Jenanne K. Ferguson

that do not contradict the principles established in the concept and promote a fuller disclosure of the ethnic educational ideal within the educational process. Taking into account the age and individual characteristics of students, their needs and

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Responsibility and Authority in Drinking

Arctic Workshop at the University of Tartu, Estonia (30–31 May 2014)

Aimar Ventsel

This 2014 workshop was the fifth Arctic workshop held at the University of Tartu and the second dedicated to alcohol. In retrospect, both workshops were fruitful but differed in scope. The main difference between the first workshop in 2013 and second was that the first focused primarily on the social and cultural meaning of alcohol in the Arctic and the second broadened its geography. In the latter, we included papers presenting research results from outside the Arctic region. Comparing two workshops, then, it should be mentioned that, while the first was more in-depth, the second had more comparative focus. Besides various regions of Siberia, the talks in the workshop dealt with Mongolia, Latvia, and Sweden. Unfortunately, several participants had to cancel at the last moment—therefore an exciting study about alcohol use among Ethiopian students and the semantics of Canadian alcoholism were missed.

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Individualization and Ethnopedagogy at Small Elementary Schools

Components of Vocational Training for University Tutors

Nikolai Neustroev, Anna Neustroeva, Tuyaara Shergina, and Jenanne K. Ferguson

the Russian Federation until 2025, and the Federal Law No. 273-FZ “On Education in the Russian Federation” (December 29, 2012), we examined the dynamics of changes in the number of students in the republic, and revealed trends in the number of students

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Evenki Adolescents’ Identities

Negotiating the Modern and the Traditional in Educational Settings

Svetlana Huusko

1950s. 2 Many students of that school have positive memories about the school; as one of my informants said, “We were washed, checked by doctors, given clothes, and food,” and another continued, stating that “we had very good teachers and friends there

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Egor Antonov and Venera Antonova

Translator : Tatiana Argounova-Low

request was granted, and on 23 August 1956 the Yakutsk State University was established by the decree of the Supreme Soviet ( Antonov 2011: 26–30 ). In 1962 the Yakutsk State University had 2,708 students registered, while 5,200 students were training in

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Dmitry V. Arzyutov and Sergei A. Kan

follows: 1) the field project of Franz Boas, partially carried out by his Russian students and colleagues Bogoraz and Shternberg; 2) conceptualization and Sovietization of the field in the lectures and programs of Bogoraz and Shternberg; and 3) the

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Jenanne Ferguson

) on issues related to language maintenance, language practices, urbanization, and verbal art. I have been working with Sibirica in some capacity for the past ten years, beginning as a graduate student assistant to editors Alexander King and then John

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Kendall House, Alexander King, and Karl Mertens

-aged women who use the antler economy as a means to stay closer to their traditional life. But the herds are dwindling in numbers. In the wake of these losses, an array of pathologies familiar to students of the forced resettlement of formerly nomadic peoples

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Sensory Perception of Rock Art in East Siberia and the Far East

Soviet Archeological “Discoveries” and Indigenous Evenkis

Donatas Brandišauskas

and Philosophy at the Novosibirsk branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences, he and his students initiated a research school that aimed to discern different stages of humans’ cultural evolutions in Siberia, from the Stone Age through the Middle Ages