Greetings from Snowchange!
March and Spring are almost here! Here are updates to the work of Snowchange.
- Arctic Biodiversity Assessment Work
Arctic Biodiversity Assessment work is on-going. We successfully participated in the Author Workshop in Copenhagen, Denmark in March 2010 to discuss TEK inclusion and worked with scientists to make the report ready for July 2010.
- Visit to Sakha-Yakutia and Chukchi Conference 2010
A large delegation from Finland will travel in March and April to Sakha-Yakutia. Visits will be made to the reindeer camps of the Evenk brigade #4 in Iengra, as well as new climate change and traditional knowledge work will begin in Taatta region in the Sakha village of Tuora Kel. The visit will culminate in 9th to 12th April with tundra visits and the Chukchi Conference to be held in Kolymskaya, Lower Kolyma.
- Work on the Nomadic Schools and School Cooperation with Alaska
Tentatively Snowchange delegates will make a presentation on nomadic schools at the 12th ISE Conference in Tofino, BC, Canada in mid May. Visits to partner First Nations communities will be made as well. After that a visit is planned to Inupiaq village of Unalakeleet, Alaska, USA in the frame of the Selkie-Unalakleet school cooperation.
- NEW PUBLICATION
At the Gates of the Sun – A Snowchange Book of Images from Indigenous Nomadic Communities of Republic of Sakha-Yakutia, Russia has been published March 15th, 2010! See more here.
All the best