Alaska, Chukotka, and the Oligarch Governor

Thanks to "one of Russia's oligarchsa new awakening of vitality and change is occurring in Chukotka," remarked Vic Fisher, Professor of Public Affairs, University of Alaska, Anchorage, and Director, Alaska Chukotka Development Program, at a Kennan Institute lecture on 6 May 2002. After nearly ten years of stagnation and despair, residents of the northeastern Russian region have hope and optimism about the future.

Inuit Images: Prints from the Canadian Arctic

October 26, 2012 to January 31, 2013
Wilson Center, 4th floor

This is a special exhibition to coincide with the 18th Inuit Studies Conference at the Smithsonian Institution, October 24-28, 2012 with prints from Cape Dorset, Pangnirtung, Baker Lake, Igloolik, Ulukhaktok.

Are Tribal Peoples Going Global? The Case of the Tundra Tribes of Northern Siberia

By John P. Ziker

With the dismantling of socialism in Russia and at a time when most indigenous peoples around the world are becoming increasingly involved with the global economy and international politics, the situation of the "small-numbering peoples" of the Siberian Arctic is a striking contrast.