Joint statement addressed to the government of the Russian Federation

Publication - 20 August, 2012
We, the representatives of the Indigenous Peoples of the North, the participants of the international conference “Arctic Oil: Exploring the Impacts on Indigenous Communities”, held August 14-16, 2012, in Usinsk, Russia, declare that the economic development of our regions always has ignored our national identity, long-term interests and centuries-long experience of our peoples.

For over half a century of oil and gas production on our Indigenous lands, our peoples have been suffering from the negative impacts of industrial exploration of the North.

Joint statement addressed to the government of the Russian Federation