Author Archives: m.h.

December News

Winter is here and net and seining harvests are about to begin, they are well under way in Sámi areas further North. After the workshop and release of the new Jokkmokk Sámi book in Sweden, Snowchange Co-op has been busy … Continue reading

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Mourning the Loss of Two Prominent Elders from Republic of Sakha-Yakutia

Mourning the Loss of Two Prominent Elders, Chukchi Petr Innokentievich Kaurgin and Evenk Semion Stepanovich Vasiliev from Republic of Sakha-Yakutia, Russia Snowchange Cooperative joins in mourning for Prominent Elder Petr Innokentievich Kaurgin From Lower Kolyma, Republic of Sakha-Yakutia, Russia. The village of Kolymskaya and … Continue reading

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People’s Movement and the Municipalities Are Rejoicing: A Mining Company withdraws from uranium exploration

Snowchange Cooperative worked extensively with the local communities in North Karelia to assist them in challenging an international mining company and its plans for uranium exploration in the Pielisjoki watershed, a major river of national significance. Yesterday the company pulled out of Finland. More … Continue reading

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October News – Jokkmokk Sámi Book Released

Autumn is here and Snowchange releases another major Sámi book, titled It is the Sámi who own this land – Sacred Landscapes and Oral Histories of the Jokkmokk Sámi in Jokkmokk, Sweden (Ajtte Museum) at 19th October 2013, starting 15:00 … Continue reading

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EARLY AUTUMN NEWS

Best of early Autumn from Snowchange Cooperative. The season looks to be very busy with a lot of community and research work. First of, three teams of Snowchange researchers have visited the remote wilderness communities of Kanevka, Sosnovka (coast) and … Continue reading

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SUMMER NEWS

After the succesful release of Arctic Biodiversity Assessment, Arctic Resilience Report and the Neiden-Ponoi Collaborative Management Plans, Snowchange participates in the launch of a management and restoration plan for the heavily damaged Jukajoki watershed in North Karelia on 8th June … Continue reading

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SNOWCHANGE CONTRIBUTES TO TWO MAJOR SCIENCE REPORTS FROM THE ARCTIC

First one is Arctic Resilience Report, available here. And secondly, the Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna (CAFF), the biodiversity working group of the Arctic Council has released the “Arctic Biodiversity Assessment (ABA)”, a report containing the best available science informed by traditional ecological knowledge on … Continue reading

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A NEW COLLABORATIVE MANAGEMENT PLAN FOR THE NÄÄTÄMÖ/NEIDEN WATERSHED

22nd April 2013 PRESS RELEASE THE SKOLT SÁMI PROVIDE FIRST NATIONAL COLLABORATIVE MANAGEMENT PLAN FOR THE NÄÄTÄMÖ WATERSHED AND ATLANTIC SALMON IN FINLAND On 25th April 2013, a new collaborative management plan for the Näätämö/Neiden river will be released in Sevettijärvi, Finland. … Continue reading

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A SEMINAR ON THE FUTURE DEVELOPMENT OF NEIDEN RIVER 25TH APRIL

25th April 2013 from 12.00 to 16.00 Finnish time, a Seminar is organised on the Future Development of Neiden River – Lunch served Location: Reindeer farm Toini Sanila, Kirakkajärvi, Sevettijärvi, Finland A seminar will be organised to release the Neiden … Continue reading

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Skolt Sámi co-operation with Snowchange, reported by the U.N. University and National Geographic

1st February 2013, a broad photo essay publication by the U.N. University was released. The article describes the co-operation between the Skolt Sámi and Snowchange. The article will also be published in the National Geography and Cultural Survival. Read the … Continue reading

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