Lippo 2018 – Festival of Northern Fishing Traditions is organized by Snowchange Cooperative. We are co-organising this Festival with the EU – funded Interreg Kesäsiika (Summer Whitefish) project as well as major supporters the Northern Forum, NEFCO, Gaia Foundation and Nordic Council of Ministers. We are very thankful to all participating sponsors and supporters. The Festival will open on the 7th September and last until 9th September, 2018 in Tornio, Finland. A new section on our webpages, “Festivals of Northern Fishing Traditions”, explains the events in detail.
Lippo 2018 – Festival of Northern Fishing Traditions will collect over 75 Indigenous and local fishermen around the world to Tornio, Finland over three days of discussions and demonstrations of cultural heritage, climate change, ecological restoration and other issues related to traditional northern fisheries. We welcome delegations from the Indigenous peoples and other delegates of Taiwan, Ainu of Japan, Maori of Aoteoroa – New Zealand, Siberia, Greenland, Alaska, USA, UK, Canadian First Nations, Sámi delegates from Finland, Russia and Sweden as well as Finnish and other fishermen around Europe.