Krasnoyarsk Territory to increase state support for indigenous population starting in 2023
Representatives of small indigenous peoples of the Krasnoyarsk Territory with traditional occupations, such as reindeer herding, commercial hunting and fishing, will receive increased payments, as well as a larger subsidy for the development of domestic reindeer herding.
The program was discussed at a Krasnoyarsk government meeting. The total amount of funding for the state program in 2023-2025 will amount to more than 2.5 billion rubles from the regional and federal budgets, while the region will allocate more than 2.4 billion rubles for support.
“We continue to work on improving the support measures for small-numbered indigenous peoples of the North, protecting their original living area and developing northern areas of the territory in general. It is important to guarantee stable income growth for reindeer herders and hunters, as well as preserve the unique, original culture and native languages of the northern ethnic groups,” Deputy Chairman of the Krasnoyarsk Territory’s government Sergei Vereshchagin said.
The changes will affect monthly compensations to reindeer herders in Taimyr, Evenkia and the Turukhansk District, and hunters in Taimyr and the Turukhansk District, as well as a one-time allowance to Evenk hunters and fishers to prepare for the fishing season, with an indexation of 27 percent planned.
In addition, compensation payments for the development of home reindeer herding will increase (by 40 percent) for the first time in five years. In total, over 3,000 reindeer herders, hunters and fishers in the region will receive the state support.
All costs are set out in the 2023-2025 state support program for small-numbered indigenous peoples of the North and people with a traditional way of life.