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The Skolt Sámi Film to Recognize Gramota Documents to UNESCO

The National Archives of Finland and The Sámi Archives have nominated The Skolt Sámi Archive to Unesco’s Memory of the World Register. This film is part of the application and is done by students of The Sámi Education Institute. You … Continue reading

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International Steering Committee Established

Following the administrational changes of 2014, Snowchange establishes a formal steering committee. These individuals have been steering the work of Snowchange for almost 15 years in their home regions, but with the formal establisment of the committee, we secure the … Continue reading

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Spring News

Spring is early in Finland but with lots of news from Snowchange HQ. A month of community visits and public appearances turns towards its end. In mid-March an extensive visit to the communities of Inari, Ivalo and Sevettijärvi was organised … Continue reading

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Winter News

In early 2014 Snowchange was involved in the watershed restoration activities in the Kuivasjärvi area, Parkano, Western Finland, with several key traditional knowledge interviews, land use documentation and visits to the fisheries made. The watershed ecological work will expand through … Continue reading

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Snowchange Cooperative Re-Organised

In the 2014 Annual Meeting of the Snowchange, the Cooperative was re-organised. Tero and Kaisu Mustonen will continue to work in and maintain the Cooperative, and other Finnish members have left the organisation. Main international and those domestic activities of … Continue reading

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Terrible Tragedy Hits Nutendli, a Nomadic Reindeer Community in Kolyma

Nutendli, one of the partner communities of Snowchange, located in the Lower Kolyma, Republic of Sakha-Yakutia, Russia, has been hit with a horrible tragedy. Igor Kemlil (son of Vitali Kemlil, leader of Nutendli), together with his wife Tanya and their … Continue reading

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December News

Winter is here and net and seining harvests are about to begin, they are well under way in Sámi areas further North. After the workshop and release of the new Jokkmokk Sámi book in Sweden, Snowchange Co-op has been busy … Continue reading

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Mourning the Loss of Two Prominent Elders from Republic of Sakha-Yakutia

Mourning the Loss of Two Prominent Elders, Chukchi Petr Innokentievich Kaurgin and Evenk Semion Stepanovich Vasiliev from Republic of Sakha-Yakutia, Russia Snowchange Cooperative joins in mourning for Prominent Elder Petr Innokentievich Kaurgin From Lower Kolyma, Republic of Sakha-Yakutia, Russia. The village of Kolymskaya and … Continue reading

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People’s Movement and the Municipalities Are Rejoicing: A Mining Company withdraws from uranium exploration

Snowchange Cooperative worked extensively with the local communities in North Karelia to assist them in challenging an international mining company and its plans for uranium exploration in the Pielisjoki watershed, a major river of national significance. Yesterday the company pulled out of Finland. More … Continue reading

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October News – Jokkmokk Sámi Book Released

Autumn is here and Snowchange releases another major Sámi book, titled It is the Sámi who own this land – Sacred Landscapes and Oral Histories of the Jokkmokk Sámi in Jokkmokk, Sweden (Ajtte Museum) at 19th October 2013, starting 15:00 … Continue reading

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