The Nivkhi, Evenks, Nanais, and Orochi (they name themselves "uyilta") are the indigenous peoples on Sakhalin. Their aggregate numerical strength is in excess of 3,000.
The festival's program contains traditional sports competitions - reindeer and dog teams' races, jumping over sledges, and axe throwing. Besides that, the entrants will compete in whipping and lassoing reindeer.
National artistic companies will perform before the "Northern Festival's" guests and participants. Clothes and footwear, made of salmon skin, and articles made of bones of sea animals and reindeer horns will be on display at the exhibition of products of folk handicrafts.