A new enter opened in Oleneksky region to help preserving the Evenk culture
A modern ethnocultural center “Ilkit” was built in the center of Oleneksky region of the republic at ALROSA funds, Yakutia 24 TV channel reports with the reference to the company.
“The new ethnocultural center is the next step of the company in creating conditions for the preservation of the Evenk intangible cultural heritage. It is noteworthy that the cultural site appeared in the year of the 85th anniversary of the Olenek Evenki National District,” the company’s deputy general director Alexei Dyachkovsky said.
The new center with 150 seats is located in a two-story building with a total area of 1390 square meters. The object has an assembly hall with 200 seats, a cinema hall with 49 seats, a ritual hall in the form of uraha, a choreographic class, classrooms for choral, theater and other classes, a buffet room with an Internet zone. In addition, the registry office and library will work in the center.
ALROSA is reported to have allocated 280 million rubles for the construction.
“The main task of the center is to preserve the traditional culture, language and folk art of the indigenous peoples of the North. Now ensembles will be able to rehearse with us, applied art will develop. We have a lot of craftsmen in the area. We need to develop these talents,” said head of the district administration Alexander Ivanov.
As part of the ceremony, a bronze monument “Son of Uren Hosun” was installed on the territory of the ethnographic center. It depicts an Evenki boy who became the legendary warrior descendant.