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We Adapt. We Restore. We Survive – Reviving Tahltan Knowledge, Governance and Territory

In June 2019 Snowchange, Christensen Fund, Tahltan TWild, Land Is Life and IUCN co-organised the We Adapt, We Restore, We Survive Summit on the Stikine river in northern British Columbia, Canada. This event has now been captured in a high-end multimedia … Continue reading

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On the Wings of the Raven Film Honours the Lifework of Finnish Elder Eero Murtomäki

Celebrated Finnish nature photographer Eero Murtomäki has mastered what is called, in Finland, a “deeper understanding” of nature. Built upon seven decades of exploration at sea, and in the forests and marshmires of Finland, this understanding contains both the seen … Continue reading

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Professor Gretta Pecl on a Visit to Finland: Marine Area Science to Also Include Indigenous Knowledges

Professor Gretta Pecl, a marine ecologist, visits Snowchange for a week in North Karelia. The visit will include public lectures, excursions to Snowchange restoration sites and traditional fishing. Her work has focused, amongst other things, on addressing key questions for … Continue reading

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Wendat Knowledge Holder Releases a New Book on “Native Roots of Democracy”

Wendat Professor Georges Sioui and a Snowchange steering group member, who is also one of the most recognized Indigenous scholars and defenders of Indigenous rights in Canada and globally, releases a new book. Eatenonha is the Wendat word for love … Continue reading

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Koitajoki River Documented in a New Seining Film

Snowchange, the community of Ala-Koita fishermen, PrettyGoodProductions and the Interreg SHAPE project release a new film, “Koitajoki”. This short documentary focuses on an iconic, but highly endangered cultural fishery in Karelia – river seining. The film is available here. Koitajoki … Continue reading

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The Khanty Prepare for 2020 with a Regional Fishing Festival

Snowchange partners in Khanty-Mansia, Central Siberia have organised a regional Fishing Festival “Fishing Traditions of the Yugra People” 2019. The Indigenous community of Ilbigorskaya was one of the main partners. This is to prepare for the 2020 Festival of Northern Fishing … Continue reading

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Jukajoki Receives Trout Spawning Areas a Decade After Fish Deaths

A flagship rewilding and restoration project of Snowchange Co-op, the Jukajoki river restoration in Selkie, North Karelia, Finland, is moving to its final stages for now. Trout spawning areas and juvenile fish habitat restoration is being completed. In 2010 and … Continue reading

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Connection with Zulu Fishermen in Northern Kwa-Zulu Natal

Fishermen Thomas Nkuna and Sabelo Mzileni from the Nibela Zulu community hosted a Snowchange delegation in their homeland in July 2019. The Lake St Lucia estuarine system is the largest natural estuary in South Africa.  It is the most important nursery ground for juvenile marine … Continue reading

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Two Knowledge Holders Lost: Mourning Galina Varlamova and Teijo Feodoroff

June and early July brought shocking news. Two prominent knowledge keepers, Galina “Keptuke” Varlamova of the Evenki and Teijo Feodoroff, Skolt Sámi Fisherman and Elder, have passed on. Galina “Keptuke” Varlamova was born in 1951 to an Evenki nomadic hunter-reindeer … Continue reading

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Pacific Standard Discusses Snowchange Reports and Arctic Railway

A US journal Pacific Standard discusses the plans for the Arctic Railway and preliminary Snowchange assessments which we did for the Sámi Council. Also it reflects on the China geopolitics and presence in the region. Article available here.

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