Indigenous people of Russia, suggested to prove its origin in the court


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Representatives of the indigenous Sami people, who live in the Murmansk region, encouraged to prove their origin in court. It is reported by “Novaya Gazeta”, citing a document signed by the Commissioner for human rights in the region, Mikhail Shilov.

According to the newspaper, the Sami activist Andrey Danilov has appealed to the Ombudsman to learn about their right to fish. In accordance with the law “On hunting” indigenous peoples of the North, Siberia and the Far East have the right to engage in traditional hunting without purchasing a license. Earlier, representatives of small Nations was sufficient to show a corresponding mark in the hunting ticket. However, this year the Ministry of environment refused to put the seal upon re-issuance of the document.

The Commissioner for human rights in its official response to recommended Danilov to go to court in order to “solve the problem” of classifying activist to indigenous peoples. In this earlier question the nationality of the activist does not arise, because his sámi origin indicated in the birth certificate and the marriage certificate. “So, with one hand guaranteeing indigenous people the right to fish, the other state takes that right by forcing people to pay for it. Actually extorting money,” the “Novaya Gazeta”.

In August 2018, as reported by REGNUM, the representatives of the indigenous peoples of Kamchatka held a meeting to discuss the ban on fishing. According to local residents, the coast guard of the FSB Border guards confiscate the boats and nets, prohibit fishing. Because of this, many people remained without work.

The Saami (Sami) is a Finno-Ugric people living in Northern Europe. Estimates of the Sami Parliament of Finland (the representative body of cultural autonomy), the number of Sami is from 60 to 80 thousand people. Russia is home to about two thousand representatives of the people.

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