Peoples of Russia: the Nanay and the Ulchis
Published time: 12 Mar, 2007 21:00 Edited time: 13 Mar, 2007 00:00
The Amur river is the main waterway in the Russian Far East. Eight indigenous people live on its banks. Among them are the Nanay and the Ulchis – the peoples who speak different languages but collectively call themselves Nani, which means “the people of this land”. The cult of nature and shamanism are their traditional beliefs. They have always built their relationships with nature on the principles of respect and worship. The next installment of Peoples of Russia documentary series is dedicated to the original culture of the Nanay and the Ulchis.