Category Archives: News

October-November Brings International Events, Fisheries

Autumn has been alltime record warm in the Finnish boreal. At Snowchange the summer restoration actions have been completed successfully for the most part. New wetland on Salojenneva site in Western Finland is ready as well as the Skolt Sámi … Continue reading

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Nuunoq from Greenland Nominated for the NCM 2018 Prize, Represents Attu in Finland

Nuunoq, otherwise known as Per Ole Frederiksen is a knowledge holder, hunter and a fisherman from Attu, Greenland. He has been leading the documentation of local knowledge observations of marine ecosystem change in his home region using the PISUNA method. … Continue reading

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Festival of Northern Fishing Traditions Brings Global Small-Scale and Indigenous Fishermen to North

Co-organised by Interreg Nord Summer Whitefish and Snowchange Cooperative, the Festival of Northern Fishing Traditions has wrapped up successfully in Tornio, Finland. Over 150 small-scale and Indigenous fishermen around the world joined forces to discuss climate change, traditional knowledge, governance and … Continue reading

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Breakthrough in Solar Panel Summit in Siberia

Historic training and cooperation summit in Yakutsk has concluded. The Barefoot trainers, mrs. Fatma and mr. Abin Thomas have successfully delivered a training course for the nomadic Indigenous communities of Lower Kolyma, Sakha-Yakutia. The parties have agreed on future steps … Continue reading

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How does indigenous knowledge make sense of the world?: Snowchange on Al-Jazeera

Al-Jazeera features Snowchange on the Stream show. Indigenous communities have for centuries drawn on native scientific knowledge to help them understand the world around them. Known popularly as Traditional Knowledge, this observational evidence is verified by elders and passed on to successive … Continue reading

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Historical Solar Energy Summit Under Way in Yakutsk, Siberia

A historical solar energy summit to support nomadic Indigenous communities of Sakha-Yakutia, Siberia is under way in the city of Yakutsk. Building on a decade of cooperation between the Barefoot College and Snowchange Co-op the summit will enable discussions of … Continue reading

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Lippo 2018 will bring over 75 Indigenous and Traditional Fishermen into Finland

Lippo 2018 – Festival of Northern Fishing Traditions  is organized by Snowchange Cooperative. We are co-organising this Festival with the EU – funded Interreg Kesäsiika (Summer Whitefish) project as well as major supporters the Northern Forum, NEFCO, Gaia Foundation and … Continue reading

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Skolt Sámi and Snowchange Combat Record Heat with Co-Management Actions and Restoration

Summer 2018 saw the highest ever recorded temperatures in the Sámi home area in the Finnish Arctic. With temperatures well beyond 30 C degrees for weeks both the natural ecosystems and the Indigenous and local communities sweltered under the heat … Continue reading

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New Science Paper Documents Skolt Sámi Efforts in Co-Management and Indigenous Evaluation

Snowchange and Sámi knowledge holders release today a new paper in Indigenous Evaluation. The special issue is co-edited by Maori world leader on IE – Indigenous Evaluation, Fiona Cram. Indigenous evaluation as a process, method, and paradigm has developed over … Continue reading

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Major News Media on Snowchange and Canada’s Indigenous Peoples

Ipolitics, a Canadian news agency, has published a large piece on Indigenous peoples and climate change consultation. The article reflects on innovative actions by the Deh Cho, Haida and other First Nations. Additionally the Berger inquiry and Trans-Mountain pipeline are … Continue reading

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