The article is devoted to the scientific rationale and issues of practical implementation of the Arctic Council project "Digitalization of the linguistic and cultural heritage of the indigenous peoples of the Arctic". The project was submitted to the Sustainable Development Working Group (SDWG) of the Arctic Council by International UNESCO Chair at M.K. Ammosov North-Eastern Federal University in June 2020, and on October 26, 2020, it received the status of an Arctic Council project. The project aims to collect information and materials on the traditional knowledge of the indigenous peoples of the Arctic. The unique character of spiritual traditions, intellectual resources of the indigenous peoples of the Arctic, who managed to find special mechanisms of co-evolution with nature, represent a unique experience that is of interest to other civilizations and peoples. At the same time, the deepening processes of globalization, anthropogenic impact on the environment, active industrial development have a destructive effect on the original habitat and traditional way of life of the indigenous peoples of the Arctic. All this leads to the fact that the peoples of this group are on the verge of complete assimilation and cultural extinction. The number of native speakers of these languages is reducing every day. This project envisages the use of modern digital technologies for the preservation and development of indigenous languages and cultures, as well as their presentation on the uniform multilingual portal www.arctic-megapedia.com, which will center the traditional knowledge of the indigenous peoples of all Arctic countries.
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31 March 2022
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Zhozhikov, A. V. (2022). Digitalization Of The Cultural Heritage Of The Indigenous Peoples Of The Arctic. In & I. Savchenko (Ed.), Freedom and Responsibility in Pivotal Times, vol 125. European Proceedings of Social and Behavioural Sciences (pp. 947-956). European Publisher. https://doi.org/10.15405/epsbs.2022.03.113