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Being more than merely an aid distribution programme, the Sakhalin Indigenous Minorities Development Plan is creating opportunities for the Sakhalin Indigenous Minorities to acquire new knowledge and experience in field of active discussion and resolution of issues of critical importance to them. A product of successful collaboration among the indigenous minorities, the Company and the authorities, the Development Plan is notable for empowering the Sakhalin Indigenous Minorities to choose their own path to sustainable future.

Gregory E. Guldin,
President of Cross-Cultural Consulting Services (USA), independent external observer of the Development Plan
January 2009

Second Sakhalin Indigenous Minorities Development Plan

Second Sakhalin Indigenous Minorities Development Plan

Drafting of the second document started in 2010. Two rounds of comprehensive, open consultations were held in traditional areas of residence and economic activities of Sakhalin Indigenous Minorities, in order to get their input on the development of SIMDP-2. Consultations were held in 10 settlements on Sakhalin, with more than 500 representatives of Sakhalin Indigenous Minorities participating.

The work group tasked with drafting the SIMDP comprised representatives of the Regional Council of the Authorized Representatives of the Sakhalin Indigenous Minorities, Sakhalin Energy, Sakhalin Oblast Government, Sakhalin Oblast Duma and RAIPON (Russian Association of Indigenous Peoples of the North, Siberia and the Far East) and international experts.

Working Group Members

Round of consultations: objectives, format, procedures

Traditional economic activities: situation analysis and practical recommendations

Evaluation of the Development Plan implementation

Statement of Consent to the Second Sakhalin Indigenous Minorities Development Plan and signing of a tripartite agreement for its implementation

Information messages

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The Epic of the Sakhalin Nivkhs presented

/ Achievements

Received the main award in the all-Russian Corporate Philanthropy Leaders contest in nomination The Best Programme for Corporate Philanthropy Policy and CompanyТs Social Investments Principles

Winner of Vitus Bering International Award

Winner of social investments contest УCorporate Donor of Russia Ц 2008Ф

First prize at the Far Eastern International Festival of Indigenous People