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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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Major Watershed Restoration Funding for Boreal Catchment Area in Finland

Snowchange coordinates now for five years the ecological restoration of Jukajoki river catchment area in North Karelia, Finland. The river and lake are located in the boreal zone of Finland. The Selkie Village Council has now succeeded in securing funds, … Continue reading

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New Report on Local Knowledge and Resource Management Featuring Snowchange released

The Nordic Council of Ministers has released today a PDF online report on Local Knowledge and Resource Management, featuring Snowchange case studies from Siberia and Sámi areas. It is available here.

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Irish Diamond Company Pulls out of Sámi Territory in Finland

  Karelian Diamond Resources – KDR, an Irish mining company that was granted potentially illegal permission to start exploring for diamonds in Utsjoki, Finland is pulling out. The media reports in the Independent in Dublin, Ireland, confirm the company is pulling … Continue reading

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Trailer for the “Jukajoki” Film Released

Our Place on Earth and Jukajoki are the two films to be released in Autumn 2015, both of which document the lives, cultures, places and nature of a small village of Selkie, in North Karelia, Finland. At the center of … Continue reading

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Ostola Lot is protected, Campaign Ends in Finland

Today Metsähallitus and Snowchange Cooperative, together have reached a solution regarding the Ostola lot, which is a part of the Havukkavaara old-growth forest located in Selkie village, North Karelia, Finland. Metsähallitus will conserve 18,3 hectares of old-growth boreal and surrounding … Continue reading

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Snowchange partners Mulong & Living Knowledge Place Release a new Indigenous Australian Film

Snowchange partners Mulong and Living Knowledge Place release a new short film “Hands on Culture: Participatory 3D Modelling with Mandingalbay Yidinji People“. The film is available here.  

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March news – ILO suspended, community tours begin, plans for the spring made

Since mid-February the community work in Snowchange has increased towards the spring. Between 27th February and 6th March, visits were made: – Swedish-Finnish Border River Commission, Torneå: Discussions on a renewed focus on cultural fisheries of the catchment area – … Continue reading

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New Discussion Paper #6 Released – ‘Flow of Life’ Along River Ponoi

In December and January Snowchange and the local partners, HOC and coordinators, organised series of community workshops in the remote wilderness communities of Kola Peninsula devoted to the 2006-2015 work along the Ponoi river, one of the most significant Atlantic … Continue reading

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“School of Dreams” produced animations and a look to the future in Urals, Bering Straight and Boreal Finland

Snowchange Cooperative has been coordinating school work between the Unalakleet school in Bering Straight School District, Alaska, USA, the village school of Norya, Republic of Udmurtia, Russia and the school of Selkie, North Karelia, Finland now for seven years. This … Continue reading

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