Viacheslav Shadrin is a research fellow at the Institute for Humanities Research and Indigenous Studies of the North, Siberian Division of  Russian Academy of Sciences. Among his research interests are indigenous rights, ethnology expertise, climate change, traditional land-use. Since 2013 Shadrin serves as a Vice-President, The Association of  Indigenous Peoples of  North of Republic Sakha (Yakutia).

Participation in international and regional projects:

  • of the Dutch Royal Society  (1998) for the economic development of  Yukaghir community,
  • of IWGIA (2004) for the development of the public activity of Yukaghir People, – – of UNEP/GEF (2005-2006) “An Integrated Ecosystem Management Approach to Conserve Biodiversity and Minimize Habitat Fragmentation in Three Selected Model Areas in the Russian Arctic (ECORA)”,
  • of Snowchange Cooperative (2005-2015) “Snowchange: Ecological Traditions of Indigenous Peoples of North”,
  • of UNESCO (2006-2007) “Promoting Literacy of Indigenous Pupils through Capacity Building for the System of Community Education of Nomadic Peoples of North of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia)” and (2007) “Safeguarding the Yukaghir Language and Oral Traditions through Capacity Building of Resource Centres in places of the Compact Settlements  in the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia)”,
  • The “Adaptation Research a Trans-disciplinary Transnational Community and Policy Centred Approach” ARTisticc  (2014-2017) and etc.

2015 was awarded with the Paul K. Feyerabend Award. The P.K. Feyerabend Award—“A World of Solidarity is Possible” is offered to mark exceptionally successful work favouring solidarity within or between communities.