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Terrible Tragedy Hits Nutendli, a Nomadic Reindeer Community in Kolyma

Nutendli, one of the partner communities of Snowchange, located in the Lower Kolyma, Republic of Sakha-Yakutia, Russia, has been hit with a horrible tragedy. Igor Kemlil (son of Vitali Kemlil, leader of Nutendli), together with his wife Tanya and their … Continue reading

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January – February News

Best of 2012 from Snowchange Cooperative! The year has started off actively in a number of forums. We are busy finishing “Metsäveri” – the life histories and oral stories of Aslak Ola Aikio (1931-2004), one of the last great hunters … Continue reading

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First Phase of International Monitoring Effort Regarding Kolyma Solar Electrification Completed

Chris Madine, associated with the Arkleton Trust, UK, has completed the international monitoring mission, phase 1, regarding the solar electrification project of the Snowchange partner communities in Lower Kolyma, Sakha, Siberia. The report is available here. Mr. Madine, working with … Continue reading

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November – December News

Snowchange organised together with the IPCCA the Indigenous Workshop on Climate Change in the Skolt Saami village of Sevettijärvi together with participants from Panama, Peru, India, Thailand, USA and others. The declaration from Sevettijärvi is available here. In October we … Continue reading

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A Major National Prize Given to Eastern Sámi Atlas

The Kalevala Association, the most important organisation in Finland devoted to the study and understanding of traditional culture in Finland has decided to give this years ”Kekrinpäiväpalkinto 2011” – “Best National Work on Traditions 2011″ to Tero and Kaisu Mustonen … Continue reading

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Sevettijärvi Declaration

On 25-30 September 2011, representatives of indigenous peoples’ local assessments carried out in China, Ecuador, Finland, India, North America, Panama, Peru and Thailand under the Indigenous Peoples Biocultural Climate Change Assessment (IPCCA) initiative met in the community of Sevettijärvi, located … Continue reading

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Snowchange Launches New Series of Discussion Papers

In order to stimulate discussions and reflections on the community developments in the Snowchange Arctic network, we are launching a new web-based series – Snowchange Discussion Papers – today. The first in these occasional series is titled “Does Siida Life … Continue reading

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August News

Snowchange has been conducting community-based workshops in Sevettijärvi, Finland and Lovozero, Murmansk, Russia over the summer regarding the Eastern Saami Atlas dissemination. Next workshop is scheduled for September in Lovozero. Plans have been made to translate the atlas into Finnish, … Continue reading

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Summer News

In March – April 2011 further dissemination of the Eastern Saami Atlas took place in Finland. Community visits to Norya, Udmurtia, Russia were carried out in April 2011 in the framework of traditions and school cooperation. In May 2011 community … Continue reading

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New site launched!

Our webpages have gone through a complete update, and finally we are ready launch the renewed site! At the moment, you’ll find on the pages the latest and past news from Snowchange, a detailed list of our publications, and links … Continue reading

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