2 March 2015

Roundtable “Preservation and Promotion of Cultural and Linguistic Heritage of Sakhalin Indigenous People (the Nivkh)” takes place at UNESCO on 18 March 2015


 Booklet on classic of Nivkh literature Vladimir Sangi


Permanent Delegation of the Russian Federation to UNESCO, in cooperation with UNESCO, Sakhalin region of the Russian Federation and Sakhalin Energy Investment Company LTD, is organizing a roundtable “Preservation and Promotion of Cultural and Linguistic Heritage of Sakhalin Indigenous People (the Nivkh)”, dedicated to the 80th Anniversary of the Nivkh writer Mr Vladimir Sangi, the founder of the Nivkh alphabet and literature, on 18 March 2015 (Room XI, 9.30 – 13.00).


The Nivkh (also Nivkhs, Nivkhi, or Gilyak) are an indigenous ethnic group inhabiting the northern half of Sakhalin Island and the region of the Amur River estuary in Russia's Khabarovsk Krai. Nivkh were mainly fishermen, hunters, and dog breeders.


The event will be accompanied by several art groups including Pila K’en (Big Sun) and veteran Nivkhi female traditional singers and dancers wearing national dresses and playing indigenous musical instruments to demonstrate traditional showpieces of Nivkhi’s musical culture.


The detailed information about the patriarch of the Nivkhi literature Mr Vladimir Sangi including some of his masterpieces.


For more information: dl_russie@unesco-delegations.org 


Information of the Permanent Delegation of the Russian Federation to UNESCO