Shortly about the Nenets:
The Nenets are an indigenous people from the Russian Arctic. Today approximately 42.000 Nenets inhabit the Nenets Autonomous District of the Arkhangelsk Region and the Yamal-Nenets Autonomous District of the Tyumen Region, which are located beneath the Nova Zembla islands. While many Nenets live in villages the traditional reindeer herding livelihood remains important, both economically and culturally. The family groups that live semi-nomadically with their reindeer have previously endured challenges of colonial intrusions, civil war, revolution and forced collectivization. Their livelihood is today again seriously threatened. The infrastructures of the oil and gas industry affect migration routes while the pastures are vulnerable for pollution and rising temperatures. Also for Nenets who follow modern careers, racial discrimination often declines living standards.
In my opinion, the Nenets are an interesting people with a rich culture. Because it is difficult for the Nenets to sustain their culture and traditional livelihood, I want to help them.
What are your thoughts, concerning the Nenets? Do you think helping them is a good idea?! How can we do that?