«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.


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This week, on April 23rd we migrated 15 kilometers further in the Northern direction. Alexandra led argish (a train or caravan of narty) consisting of 6 narty for the very first time (it was quite scary, but she did it perfectly!). Sasha rode a snowmobile. We crossed the icy river of Yuribei. 

At a new pleace where we stayed and installed our chum  after kaslaniye also stands the chum of Radik, Kostja Serotetto's brother.  After this standing point our family will devide into two groups. Mamanka (Kostya's mother)  with Nacha and two Kostja's children - Yana and Edejko - will stay near river of Yuribei for the whole summer, same for Radik.  

Yesterday, on April 25th Sasha and the whole male part of our family and Radik's family visited a big holy place - Serotetto' seda. It is strictly forbidden for women to visite those sites.  


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