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Another Snowchange Sámi Publication Made Available – Drowning Reindeer, Drowning Homes

  This is a book regarding violence that was done against land, nature and people. It tells globally little-known story of an Indigenous people, the Sámi and other local people living in the Sompio (Vuotso) region of Province of Lapland, … Continue reading

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Major Oral History Publication Made Available from Unalakleet, Alaska, USA

Snowchange makes available a major oral history document from Alaska: It Has Been in Our Blood for Years and Years that We Are Salmon Fishermen – A Book of Oral History from Unalakleet, Alaska, USA documents observations, and knowledge presented … Continue reading

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Snowchange River Restoration and TEK Work Recognized in the UNEP Yearbook

The efforts of the local villages in North Karelia, Finland to restore the heavily-damaged Jukajoki catchment area in the villages of Selkie and Alavi has received tremendous recognition globally. They are featured in the esteemed “UNEP YEAR BOOK 2014: EMERGING … Continue reading

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Discussion Paper 4 Released on the Visit to Khanty Mansi Region

Snowchange releases today its fourth Discussion Paper: Photo Essay on the Snowchange Visit to the International Oblas Dug-Out Canoe Competition, Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Region – Jugra, Western Siberia, Russia, 3rd – 7th July, 2014 It is available here as a PDF.

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South Pacific and Siberian Tour announced

In order to facilitate the further development of the community network of Snowchange, and to allow discussions of regional priorities, a South Pacific and Siberian tour is announced for November: 14th – 16th World Parks Congress 2014, Sydney, Australia 17th … Continue reading

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Snowchange Delegation to Attend the Festival of Traditional Dug-Out Boats in Surgut, Hanty-Mansia, Siberia, Russia

From 3rd July to 7th July, 2014 a Snowchange delegation will visit the Festival of Traditional Dug-Out Boats in Surgut, Hanty-Mansia/Jugra, Siberia, Russia. During this visit cooperation issues between Western Siberian Hanty and Mansi peoples and Snowchange will be discussed. … Continue reading

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Snowchange Co-op releases its first radio play

Snowchange Co-op has released its first radio play, titled “Kertomuksia näistä ajoista – Stories of These Times”. This 56 minute radio play travels from Sámi lands to Siberia, from North Karelia, Finland to Ontario, Canada. It seeks to understand and … Continue reading

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Summer is Here

In early June, Snowchange work was featured at the University of Leeds, UK and then we had extensive meetings with our local coordinator Chris Madine, from Newcastle, to introduce tradition-based outdoor education, especially to do with place names, fisheries, and … Continue reading

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Jokkmokk Sámi Book Reviewed

The prestigious “Arctic” Journal in Canada has reviewed the 2013 Snowchange Sámi book  ”It is the Sámi Who Own This Land”. In addition to critical remarks, Gudrun Norstedt from the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences writes: “…The most interesting part … Continue reading

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New Pages Opened for River Jukajoki

The River Jukajoki restoration project in North Karelia, Finland builds on science and the local knowledge of the villages of Selkie and Alavi. New pages (in Finnish) have been opened about the 2010-2014 work. They are available here.

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