December brought participation in the Nordic IPBES Workshop in Seili, Finland. Snowchange will coordinate the Indigenous and local knowledge issues for the report in many locations. A large Workshop in Greenland will be the main event for December.
5th December there will be meetings with seal hunters in Iceland. Then 6th to 9th, December we participate in the partner Workshop of PISUNA and Nordic Resource Management Project in Nuuk, Greenland to present the ecological restoration and monitoring work of Näätämö and Jukajoki river basins and to learn from the Inuit examples.
The recent release of Arctic Resilience Report, featuring our Näätämö river project with the Skolt Sámi, is gathering tremendous media attention, with about 100,000 shares on the Guardian. The media article is available here.
In December we ll be preparing for winter fisheries and planning actions along the Jukajoki basin, where monitoring continues. In ealy January Snowchange delegates will head to Kiiruna, Northern Sweden for traditional knowledge work.