Anniversary of Selkup dictionary at TSPU
A holiday dedicated to the 25 anniversary of the first books in Tomsk, written in Selkup language, took place in the Scientific Library of the TSPU. The event was organized by employees of the Department of Languages of the Peoples of Siberia and the Union of Small Indigenous Peoples of the North of the Tomsk Region.
The event started with the hymn “We are native”, written bySelkup form Narym Vera Petrovna Tuzakova. During the holiday there were Selkup songs performed by soloists of the ensemble “Varӷ Kara” (Parabel) Tatiana Prokina and Irina Korobeinikova together with Grigory Korotkikh. Participants of the “Kybagmyla” band (Kolpashevo) sang a song from Шё̄шӄуй dictionary «Оккырни̇ те̄лт э̄нҗа» (Let there always be the sun). In addition Izhenbina Natalia Platonovna perfomed her song called «Пиледэ̄, маннāни̇ Пиледэ̄» (Ivankino, my Ivankino) . Participants - students and teachers of the TSPU, representatives of the indigenous peoples of the Tomsk region and Tomsk citizens listened and sang songs together with the organizers of the holiday.
The participants of the events happened 25 years ago told about the first years of Selkup education, its culture and revival. Kim Alexandra Arkadyevna, one of the compilers of Selkup textbooks and a long-term leader of the ethno-linguistic circle and Nataly Platonovna, a certified teacher of Selkup language, shared their memories. The guests visited the department of languages of the peoples of Siberia, an exhibition of books on the Selkup language and culture of the Selkup people, prepared by the staff of the Scientific Library of the TSPU. An interesting addiditon to the celebration was the ethnocultural lesson on the Selkup language, which was conducted by Gregory Korotkikh.
Anniversary events dedicated to the first textbooks on the Selkup language in the Tomsk region will be held in Kolpashevo and Parabeli in the second half of December.
Also, we invite everyone to visit the exhibition of books on the Selkup language and culture of the Selkup people, located in the Scientific Library of the TSPU (Herzen Street 66, 3rd floor).