Category Archives: News

Autumn News from Snowchange

Summer is slowly behind us. One of the coldest summers here in Finland did not prevent community work in Selkie, Näätämö watershed, and other regions. This September Snowchange participates with a large delegation to the international ELOKA Workshop to be … Continue reading

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Snowchange Steering Committee Member Releases a Major New Book on Indigenist Knowledge

Snowchange Co-op steering committee member, Dawn Hill Adams from the Choctaw Nation, USA, together with her co-authors, has released a major new document discussing Indigenist Knowledge. Ceremony at a Boundary Fire: A Story of Indigenist Knowledge documents a meeting of … Continue reading

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Snowchange releases a new discussion paper on the traditional lamprey fishermen of Latvia

Snowchange releases a new discussion paper on the traditional lamprey fishermen of Latvia. The Snowchange Cooperative represents the Puruvesi lake fishermen and the vendace (European Cisco) fish domestically. In December 2013 the European Union gave the fish and the traditional … Continue reading

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Beate Stormo on a Finland Visit

Beate Stormo, a Steering Committee member of Snowchange Co-op from the community of Kristnes, Iceland, is on a visit to Finland. First she will attend, and hopefully win, the Nordic Forging Black Smith Competition in Fiskars, Finland. Later in the … Continue reading

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New Snowchange Discussion Paper released on Winter Seining

A new Snowchange Discussion Paper, number 7, has been released. It is available here. Snowchange Discussion Paper #7: Weather Change Observations of the Puruvesi Winter Seiners 1996-2015 by Tero Mustonen and the Members of the Kesälahti Fish Base describes climate issues in … Continue reading

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Climate Risk Report in prominent media

BBC, Financial Times and the Guardian as well as the China Dialogue write about the Climate Change: Risk Assessment report that was released yesterday. Snowchange Co-op wrote the Arctic part of the report and participated in the workshops to produce … Continue reading

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Climate Change: Risk Assessment

Over the past year, Snowchange Co-op has participated in a major new “Climate Change: Risk Assessment”. We contributed the Arctic and Indigenous materials and participated in the write-up and workshops leading to the launch of the report today. The main … Continue reading

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A New Work Report on the Finnish Reindeer Pastures Available

Snowchange and the European Forum on Nature Conservation and Pastoralism release a small working report on the Finnish reindeer pastures, especially the Sámi situation. It is available here.    

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Kimmo Pohjonen, Award-winning Finnish Musician to Soundtrack the Jukajoki Film

The award-winning, internationally-recognized musician Kimmo Pohjonen is arriving next week in Selkie, North Karelia, Finland for talks with the U.S. film crew about creating a soundtrack to the “Jukajoki” film. Footage will be used also in the “Our Place on … Continue reading

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The Ecological Restoration Project of River Jukajoki Receives Award in Finland

The Jukajoki river restoration project has received another award, “Energy Globe Finland 2015″. The jury reports that “This year’s National Winner of the Energy Globe Award in Finland launched a wetland restoration plan involving local villagers and scientists in order … Continue reading

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