Region: Russia

I am Itelmen from Kamchatka, Russia. My scholarly and creative work is led by Indigenous epistemologies and ways of being and is informed by the beautiful land of Kamchatka, the waters of the Pacific Ocean, the shores of the Sea of Okhotsk, and salmon.
Gilyova (Helol) Lyudmila Mironovna was born June 24, 1958. After graduating from Palanskaya secondary school entered the Moscow Art School named after. 1905. She returned to work as a teacher of fine arts at the District School of Arts.
I am a head of the native youth dance ensemble “KORITEV” and the leading methodologist of the KGBU “Kamchatka Center of Folk Arts”.
I am a fisherwoman. Salmon is my life therefore I spend much time and effort to ensure fair and sustainable fishing governance in Kamchatka. In my spare time I like to craft artwork inspired by my land. I work with beads, wool, and leather.

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