The Festival is dedicated to the Year of Culture in Russia and the 85th anniversary of the Northern Indigenous Peoples Institute of Herzen University forthcoming in 2015.

The festival is one of the oldest traditions of the Institute where students present their ethnic cultures, their past and present. It identifies ways and means of further development of joint activities in the field of education and training for the regions of the North, Siberia and the Far East of Russia.

The program included presentations of the national cuisines, exhibition of  arts and crafts of the North, Siberia and the Far East, the photo exhibition made by students, as well as master classes of the native languages, folklore, literature, national sports and dance.