Category Archives: News

A New Work Report on the Finnish Reindeer Pastures Available

Snowchange and the European Forum on Nature Conservation and Pastoralism release a small working report on the Finnish reindeer pastures, especially the Sámi situation. It is available here.    

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Kimmo Pohjonen, Award-winning Finnish Musician to Soundtrack the Jukajoki Film

The award-winning, internationally-recognized musician Kimmo Pohjonen is arriving next week in Selkie, North Karelia, Finland for talks with the U.S. film crew about creating a soundtrack to the “Jukajoki” film. Footage will be used also in the “Our Place on … Continue reading

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The Ecological Restoration Project of River Jukajoki Receives Award in Finland

The Jukajoki river restoration project has received another award, “Energy Globe Finland 2015″. The jury reports that “This year’s National Winner of the Energy Globe Award in Finland launched a wetland restoration plan involving local villagers and scientists in order … Continue reading

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A New Snowchange Science Paper Released

Today Ambio journal released a new Snowchange -related peer-reviewed paper: Communal visual histories to detect environmental change in northern areas: Examples of emerging North American and Eurasian practices This article explores the pioneering potential of communal visual-optic histories which are … Continue reading

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U.S. Media story on the Jukajoki project

The Ensia environmental portal is running a story on the Jukajoki restoration project and the associated U.S. documentary film. It can be read here.

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Mourning Etok

Snowchange joins in mourning of the loss of Charles Edwardsen, Jr., also known across Alaska and the Arctic as ”Etok”. Etok was a prominent, radical leader of the North Slope Inupiaq and a central figure in the various stages of … Continue reading

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Short European Speaking Tour Announced

Snowchange staff will appear in several events in Western Europe at the end of May and early June. 28th – 29th May, 2015 Snowchange will take part in the panel discussions on Arctic issues in Copenhagen, Denmark, organised by the … Continue reading

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Eastern Sámi Atlas Wins a Major International Prize

The Eastern Sámi Atlas, originally released in 2011, with a second printing in 2013, has received a major international scholarly prize, the “Gold ABS Past Presidents Book Award” of the Association of the Borderland Studies, based in the USA. The … Continue reading

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Näätämö Sámi Project in National News in Finland

YLE, the national news agency in Finland featured the Skolt Sámi and Snowchange Näätämö River Co-Managment Project yesterday in main news. The link to the news is here. Main components of the news include: – New partnership with the Sámi, … Continue reading

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Mourning the Loss of a Prominent Indigenous Knowledge Holder from Siberia

Snowchange Cooperative joins the village of Iengra and the Evenk families in mourning the loss of a prominent traditional knowledge holder, mrs. Oktjabrina Naumova. She passed away last friday, 10th April, 2015 in Republic of Sakha-Yakutia, Siberia, Russia. Mrs. Naumova … Continue reading

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