Category Archives: News

December is here: Heading to Greenland

December brought participation in the Nordic IPBES Workshop in Seili, Finland. Snowchange will coordinate the Indigenous and local knowledge issues for the report in many locations. A large Workshop in Greenland will be the main event for December. 5th December … Continue reading

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Major Arctic Resilience Report Out, Includes Snowchange Näätämö Co-Management

The Arctic Council has released today the “Arctic Resilience Report”. The document contains materials and research from the Snowchange Näätämö Co-Management Project led by the Skolt Sámi in Northern Finland. Environmental, ecological, and social changes are happening faster than ever … Continue reading

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Inuit and Chukchi Starlore: A New Discussion Paper Out

Snowchange publishes a new Discussion Paper, titled “Inuit and Chukchi Star lore: Reflections on Ursa Major, the North Star and Northern Lights”. In this short discussion paper we have investigated the questions of indigenous, endemic star lore and celestial events. … Continue reading

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October – November

Late October Snowchange delegates travel to Warsaw, Poland to participate in the Low Impact Fishermen of Europe Annual Meeting. The season is marked with fisheries for vendace and whitefish. November will bring a host of publication launches, both scientific articles … Continue reading

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Ecological Restoration Took a Step Forwards in the Skolt Sámi Area

This week Snowchange specialists and staff worked with the Skolt Sámi team and the community of Sevettijärvi to advance the ecological restoration of habitats in the sub-catchment area of Vainosjoki river in Arctic Finland. Early in the week several meetings … Continue reading

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October Brings a Set of Workshops and a Speaking Tour

September-October is marked with a small speaking tour and community workshops on ecological restoration. Yesterday we participated at the Vuonislahti Vendace Market, to promote Snowchange activities and Kesälahti fisheries. Tomorrow our delegates head to Stockholm, Sweden to discuss the implementation … Continue reading

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Näätämö Work Report: Ecological Restoration Maps Released

The new discussion paper, Näätämö Work Report 2015-2016 is out. In this paper, the results from the ecological restoration mapping of summer 2016, as well as traditional knowledge observations of the basin are discussed. The season was characterized by extreme … Continue reading

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Festival of Northern Fishing Traditions a Success in Siberia

Festival of Northern Fishing Traditions 2016 in Siberia was a great success. Explore the event in a Snowchange photo essay! Conceptualized in 2012 by the professional Finnish fisherman Olli Klemola, the Snowchange Festivals of Northern Fishing Traditions are mechanisms by … Continue reading

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Late Summer, Early Autumn: Festival, India and Community Work

Summer is slowly arriving at its end. Here at Snowchange this marks the beginning of several festivities and community events. Next week we will be travelling with a large international Indigenous and local-traditional delegation to Siberia, to the second Festival … Continue reading

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A “Legend”, Indigenous Australian Leader, Knowledge Holder Tommy George Passes On

Snowchange joins in mourning of passing of the Indigenous Australian knowledge holder, Elder, leader, grandfather, Doctor Tommy George, announced early today in Queensland, Australia. Growing up to the Indigenous bush life in early parts of the 1900s, Doctor Tommy George … Continue reading

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