Monthly Archives: November 2017

UN Calendar Features Snowchange Work for 2018

The UNFCCC Poster “Local communities and indigenous peoples: Leadership for a resilient future” features two Snowchange key regions – the Skolt Sámi co-management efforts in Finland and the Turvaurgin Chukchi nomadic reindeer herding in NE Siberia, Russia. Local communities and … Continue reading

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eXchanging Knowledge in Greenland

Snowchange partners and a large staff delegation heads to Aasiat, Greenland for “eXchanging Knowledge” in early December. eXchanging Knowledge is a two-year project running in 2017 and 2018 with the aim of providing a platform for cross-cultural exchanges of Indigenous … Continue reading

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Longtime Defender of Sámi Rights and a Key Ally of Snowchange Stefan Mikaelsson Turns 60

Snowchange joins in celebration of the 60th birthday of longtime Sámi leader from Sweden, mr. Stefan Mikaelsson, who turns 60 today. Stefan Mikaelsson was born in Vidsel, Sweden on 24.11.1957 to a Sámi family of six, in addition to his … Continue reading

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Puruvesi winter seining and Snowchange receive National Recognition for Cultural Heritage

Puruvesi winter seining and Snowchange receive substantial national recognition for cultural heritage. The traditional seiners of Puruvesi have been included into the National Inventory of Living Heritage in Finland. The Ministry of Education and Culture has nominated 52 elements for … Continue reading

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Le Monde Documents Life at the Russian Border, Features Snowchange

Le Monde, an influential French newspaper, has released a photographic essay documenting life on the edges of the former Russian empire, todays borderlands with Russia. Snowchange and the village of Selkie, as well as Sonkajanranta, are featured in the article, … Continue reading

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