ITEMS ABOUT MY MOTIVATIONS
I SUPPORT SOCIAL-CULTURAL PROJECTS
an Evenk artist who have found his own way of life, who went back to
his origin being a 'bridge of mind and possibilities' (I own a Buryat
and a German passport) first of all I'm simply grateful for my me
guiding spirits. They gave me the talent and power to develop a
worldwide unique style of art, so I really don't have to sign or
brand my works anymore. People recognize already my works by my
style. It's a destiny of less artists.
recognizing how heavy Northern Asia's First Peoples', and so my own
people's, spirit and language, unwritten legends and knowledge,
culture and tradition drift along 'the shore of extinction', that
some can be gone soon by our present ecosocial situation when no help
comes along, it makes my heart bleeding when I think only about this
fact. This makes me sad and angry same times.
70 % of Siberia's First Peoples' member have no serious job !
know that most of my people, and similar nations' people too, see
their present situation under the typical Russian term of "noo
ladnoo!" - what means "well, all right, it is like it is,
as god have decided, not changeable". In my own family, a
conglomerate of Evenk-European and Eastern Buryat mentality, we have
a lot of quarrel because of character, tongue, culture, identity,
belief and pride. As for me,being a rootless halfbreed, who had for a
very long time nothing in common with my own communist and cultural
past and mother tongue - today it's relevant what I've named before.
But most it shall have relevance for my Evenk daughter who can't speak Evenk
and have forgotten Buryat by her mother's will and overwhelming
an unemployed person in Buryatia, droven
by my own experienses, observations, personal vision and by my will
to build the Cultur Center of Education and Training, how
often I was entangled with Russians' discussions and questions like
"Why must you build a center for natives? Since when do Sovjet
native people need support? Are you a nationalist? Do you sympathize
with Caucasians? Aren't we as Russians in trouble too? To be Russian
is not a question of national and cultural identity but a state of
mind and tongue! We have tread all natives very well!"
no arguments nor already known facts coming from my side had brought
better judgments. Even when I spoke about that the uniting culture
center self,being as N.G.O. a border crossing activity,
open for ev'ryone, that we like to help others as well - it didn't
help to calm down such discussions.
my last attemt was to speak about a "many storied house of
various nationalities", that in them "all tenants
should have the right to live united in true peace and harmony but by
the possibility of each own cultural and lingual identity".
It didn't help, no matter that such point of view was identical with
the old communist philosophy.
spoke also about the present Chinese policy for minorities;that
minorities there if they do not quarrel with 'Beijing' can indulge
own tongue, culture and tradition. It was not helpful either.
you live in Russia you must speak only 'po russkij' (Russian) and to
found a center or a school for natives is bull-shit. We have a
Russian culture and not an Evenk, Even or
what-ever-comes-along-culture!" so they had reply.
splitted up and my thoughts were: 'Have all this Buryat and Russian
ministeries and other institutions cheat me when they gave me
official documents of good will? Have my own people's leaders spoken
with forked tongue when they had told in public interviews how much
our people will admire me if I'll make it to set up the center?'.
Meanwhile, but very slow, some of the Siberian First Nations take
care again for almost gone culture, tongue and knowledge. A
motivation more to keep my aim. But I, our First Nations, need help.
why I like to have you dear reader of the 'culture center's homepage
as a lobbyist and supporter. Be aware that every help of which kind
ever, every tiny or big donation will be more than welcome. Just
write on firstname.lastname@example.org
and we see how you can help.
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