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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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Ostola Lot is protected, Campaign Ends in Finland

Today Metsähallitus and Snowchange Cooperative, together have reached a solution regarding the Ostola lot, which is a part of the Havukkavaara old-growth forest located in Selkie village, North Karelia, Finland. Metsähallitus will conserve 18,3 hectares of old-growth boreal and surrounding … Continue reading

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Snowchange partners Mulong & Living Knowledge Place Release a new Indigenous Australian Film

Snowchange partners Mulong and Living Knowledge Place release a new short film “Hands on Culture: Participatory 3D Modelling with Mandingalbay Yidinji People“. The film is available here.  

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March news – ILO suspended, community tours begin, plans for the spring made

Since mid-February the community work in Snowchange has increased towards the spring. Between 27th February and 6th March, visits were made: – Swedish-Finnish Border River Commission, Torneå: Discussions on a renewed focus on cultural fisheries of the catchment area – … Continue reading

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New Discussion Paper #6 Released – ‘Flow of Life’ Along River Ponoi

In December and January Snowchange and the local partners, HOC and coordinators, organised series of community workshops in the remote wilderness communities of Kola Peninsula devoted to the 2006-2015 work along the Ponoi river, one of the most significant Atlantic … Continue reading

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“School of Dreams” produced animations and a look to the future in Urals, Bering Straight and Boreal Finland

Snowchange Cooperative has been coordinating school work between the Unalakleet school in Bering Straight School District, Alaska, USA, the village school of Norya, Republic of Udmurtia, Russia and the school of Selkie, North Karelia, Finland now for seven years. This … Continue reading

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Our Place on Earth Movie Posters Released

With the trailer expected to arrive in a few weeks, the promotional posters of the two films focusing on traditional knowledge, habitat restoration and Selkie have been released today online.          

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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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