«True people» (Nenei nenecha) – self-name of Nenets, the indigenous people of the Yamal peninsula, and the name of the complex 2015–2016 ethnographic expedition. Project participants and the visitors of the resource will be the part of the reindeer herders's family during the whole year just to «dive» in the casual life of the modern XXI century nomads.


During the expedition, the participants will live in the «classical» Nenets family, fixing various aspects of the nomadic community everyday life. The essential questions are the network of contacts of the nomadic family and interactions of nomads within the course of the route, the modern reindeer herders economic strategies, the use of different technologies and gadgets in tundra (mobile and satellite phones and TV, tablets, snowmobiles, portable generators, etc.).


For the purpose of absolute immersion, the researchers will wear traditional Nenets fur clothes, travel by reindeer sleds and snowmobiles and participate in all events in the life of the nomadic camp. Significantly, these are the conditions established by the members of the certain Nenets family, for during the whole year they will be responsible for two new persons.

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