Category Archives: News
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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.
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
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
“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