Author Archives: Snowchange

Fishing for the Future: Climate and Young Fisherman in Finland

Climate changed winter has hit the fisheries across boreal Finland like never before. Winter seining has been delayed for months, if to begin at all, and ice conditions are a memory of a “normal” winter. Snowchange rises to the challenge … Continue reading

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Snowchange Regional Coordinator for Australia Victor Steffensen Revitalizes Crucial Traditional Burns and Skills in Australia

A Billion Burnt Animals, East Coast on Fire, ScoMo in Hawaii – Could this have been averted? Indigenous knowledge holders in Australia think so. Victor Steffensen, Indigenous Australian based in Queensland and Snowchange regional coordinator for Australia, learned traditional burning … Continue reading

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Children of Unalakleet, Alaska Paint Their Future 2020

Snowchange has been working with the Tribal Village of Unalakleet for close to 20 years on Indigenous knowledge and science of climate change. In order to see how the children in their community see their situation and things to come, we publish … Continue reading

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The Ecologist Discusses the Plight of the Winter Seiners of Extremely Warm Winter

The Ecologist has published an article reviewing the current, on-going collapse of the winter seining conditions in Finland. Winter seiners have written to the EU Commissioner and DG Mare regarding their situation. The article features Snowchange communal fishery and calls … Continue reading

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Two New Magazine Stories Highlight Snowchange Work in the US

National Fisherman, a US-based national journal for professional fisheries, published recently a wide-ranging story on the Snowchange fisheries and issues in Kesälahti, North Karelia, Finland. Wooden Boat, another US journal has a story on Arvo Ketolainen, a master of traditional … Continue reading

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BBC Documentary Brings 2019 to an End

BBC has released a documentary and a podcast documenting Snowchange rewilding efforts in North Karelia, Finland as well as the communities, moose hunting, river seining and land use issues.  The documentary can be seen here and the podcast is here. … Continue reading

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Strong Snowchange Presence in ICCA General Assembly

Snowchange has three delegates attending this years Indigenous and Community Conserved Areas Consortium General Assembly in India. Regions spanning the Pacific, Arctic and Europe will discuss critical issues for the ICCAs in 2020. The General Assembly of the ICCA Consortium … Continue reading

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Future Seas 2030, Aoteoroa and South Pacific

In November Snowchange staff, member and partner communities and coordinators from Greenland, Finland, Canada, Taiwan and wider Pacific region will join in a large summit “Future Seas 2030” held in Hobart, Tasmania. Visits to Aoteoroa and Wet Tropics of Australia … Continue reading

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New Video Features the World Heritage Plans for Yakutia

Hogan-Lovells, Snowchange partner who is working on both the solar panel expansion in Yakutia and the Landscape Rewilding efforts in Finland has released a new film featuring regional coordinator Vyacheslav Shadrin, Chief of the Elders Council of Yukaghir. Premiered in … Continue reading

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A New Discussion Paper Available: Endemic Time-Spaces of Future

A new Discussion Paper “Endemic time-spaces of future” released in Finnish. English abstract available. Endemic time-spaces of future investigates Finnish-language narratives of coming times using five historical cases. The Finno-Ugric languages do not contain a future tense and this points … Continue reading

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