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A new science paper on community based monitoring

Snowchange and collaborators release a new science paper on community based monitoring, titled: “The Contributions of Community-Based Monitoring and Traditional Knowledge to Arctic Observing Networks: Reflections on the State of the Field“, published in the Arctic journal. The paper is available … Continue reading

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Snowchange and the UN Association Release a Joint Photo Exhibit on Skolt Sámi Work

Snowchange, together with all community and project partners, teams again with the UN Association of Finland to release a set of high-quality English-language posters about the first collaborative management project in Finland, the Näätämö River Co-Management Plan.  The posters with … Continue reading

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Snowchange Mourns the Loss of a Prominent Scholar Of Eastern Sámi – Leif Rantala

Snowchange Cooperative joins in mourning for the loss of a prominent scholar of the Eastern Sámi languages, cultures and regions – mr. Leif Rantala. Mr. Rantala was a long-time Lecturer of Sámi languages at the University of Lapland, Rovaniemi, Finland. … Continue reading

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New Snowchange Discussion Paper Published from Nunavut, Canada

“So Near, So Far” is a recent paper by long-time collaborator of Snowchange, John Macdonald from Canada. Mr. Macdonald, together with the local Inuit Elders of Igloolik, has been working with the Igloolik Oral History Project since 1980s. With publication … Continue reading

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Grammy-award winning music group Tinariwen supports Snowchange in forest struggle

During a recent performance, the Grammy-award winning music group Tinariwen came out supporting Snowchange and the forest struggles in Finland.  Snowchange is grateful for this growing international support and awaits further dialogue with Metsähallitus on the issues this week. (thanks to … Continue reading

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Criticism towards Metsähallitus grows across Karelia

Powerful cultural entity joins in the debate. The national Kalevala Association takes a public stand to defend old growth forests against Metsähallitus in another location of Karelian cultural zone, in Kainuu region, Finland. “This is about the cultural heritage, of … Continue reading

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Finnish state company Metsähallitus is logging old-growth forests in Karelia, Finland

9th December 2014 The Finnish-Karelian forests that are home to epic poems, age-old oral histories, traditions and cultures face clear-cut logging. Moratorium is needed at once. Metsähallitus State Enterprise in Finland has been in breach of its PEFC Certificate[1] for … Continue reading

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Snowchange Premiers Two Siberian Videos

Snowchange is happy to have online premiere of two Siberian videos from our member communities today. Firstly, follow Chukchi reindeer herder Pjort Kaurgin travelling the Chukotskaya River in  the Lower Kolyma region, Yakutia, Russia in summer 2014, and witness the permafrost … Continue reading

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Finnish Fishermen on BBC and Sámi Work at WPC

This week long-time friend and ally, OBE Professor Jules Pretty appeared on BBC Radio to discuss Finnish-Karelian fishermen and other local communities in the Eurasian North. The interview is available MP3 here. The ‘Solutions’ part of World Parks Congress now … Continue reading

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Haida Raid available

Snowchange Haida friends release a masterpiece animation – “Haida Raid”. See it here.

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