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U.S. Media story on the Jukajoki project

The Ensia environmental portal is running a story on the Jukajoki restoration project and the associated U.S. documentary film. It can be read here.

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Mourning Etok

Snowchange joins in mourning of the loss of Charles Edwardsen, Jr., also known across Alaska and the Arctic as ”Etok”. Etok was a prominent, radical leader of the North Slope Inupiaq and a central figure in the various stages of … Continue reading

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Short European Speaking Tour Announced

Snowchange staff will appear in several events in Western Europe at the end of May and early June. 28th – 29th May, 2015 Snowchange will take part in the panel discussions on Arctic issues in Copenhagen, Denmark, organised by the … Continue reading

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Eastern Sámi Atlas Wins a Major International Prize

The Eastern Sámi Atlas, originally released in 2011, with a second printing in 2013, has received a major international scholarly prize, the “Gold ABS Past Presidents Book Award” of the Association of the Borderland Studies, based in the USA. The … Continue reading

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Näätämö Sámi Project in National News in Finland

YLE, the national news agency in Finland featured the Skolt Sámi and Snowchange Näätämö River Co-Managment Project yesterday in main news. The link to the news is here. Main components of the news include: – New partnership with the Sámi, … Continue reading

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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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