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Welcome to our Video and Live Stream section! Here, you will find a curated collection of our YouTube content, which includes educational videos, engaging live streams, community discussions, and more. Our content focuses on fostering unity, promoting cultural initiatives, and highlighting the diversity of our multicultural diaspora community. Dive into the discussions, learn from our resources, and join us in our live events to connect with our vibrant Yurt Community. Subscribe to our channel and stay updated as we continuously add more enriching content.

Russia You Don't Know

Dive into 'Russia You Don't Know,' an evocative visual journey through the history of Indigenous peoples in Russia before the revolution of 1917. This video presents a compilation of historical photographs, preserving the memory of these vibrant cultures and their profound connection to the land. The images are thoughtfully accompanied by the stirring music of an Indigenous American artist, echoing the universal sentiment of land loss across Indigenous communities. Experience a rarely seen side of Russian history and gain a deeper understanding of the unique heritage of Russia's Indigenous peoples. Take a moment to appreciate their resilience and the enduring power of their stories that resonate through time.

Vargan music of indigenous peoples of Russia

Immerse yourself in the captivating realm of vargan music, a tradition deeply rooted in the cultures of many Indigenous peoples of Russia. In this enlightening video-dialogue, we connect with Yulia Fedorova, a renowned varganist, to delve into the rich history, various types, and widespread use of this traditional instrument across diverse cultures. We also touch upon the contemporary trends shaping the current landscape of vargan music. As a bonus, Yulia graces us with a live performance, allowing listeners to experience the unique sound of vargan music firsthand. Join us on this fascinating journey and gain a deeper appreciation for the musical traditions that form a vital part of Russia's multicultural heritage.

Preserving Voices: The Dolgan Language Revitalization Practices

Dive into our enlightening stream as we explore the Dolgan language, one of the youngest languages in Russia that emerged in the mid-17th century. Spoken by the Dolgan reindeer herders of the Taymyr Peninsula in northern Siberia, this language represents the northernmost extent of the Turkic languages. Join us as we uncover its lexical similarities with other Turkic, Tungusic, and Mongolic languages and discuss the revitalization efforts to preserve this endangered language. Our speaker, Ksenia Bolshakova, a Dolgan language activist and author, provides firsthand insights into these fascinating topics. Don't miss this chance to deepen your understanding of this unique linguistic heritage!

Defending Indigenous Rights:
A Conversation with Yana Tannagasheva

Dive into our thought-provoking conversation with Yana Tannagasheva, an independent activist advocating for the rights of the Indigenous Shor people from the Kemerovo region (Kuzbass) in Russia, and a member of the International Committee of Indigenous Peoples of Russia (ICIPR). We explore her activism journey and the challenges faced by the Shor people, her experience with the UN on Indigenous rights protection, the representatives of Indigenous peoples of Russia at the international level, and her perspective on the differences between Indigenous activism in Russia and abroad. Don't miss this enlightening discussion that shines a light on the struggles and triumphs of Indigenous activism!

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