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Japanese Speaking Tour, Renewing Contacts with the Ainu

Snowchange will deliver the keynote speech at the upcoming ISAR-5 Conference, Tokyo, Japan, next week. The keynote speech, titled “Community-led Monitoring and Ecological Restoration in the Arctic: History, Power and Resilience”, will feature Snowchange operations and alliances in North America, … Continue reading

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Finnish Knowledge Holder and Reformer Eero Murtomäki Celebrates His 75th Birthday

Finnish Eero Murtomäki, “Snowchange Elder in Residence”, originally from Vaasa, but now from the community of Mustasaari, Finland, turns 75 on the 10th January, 2018. His career, spanning almost 60 years, has included several nature photography books, films, work for … Continue reading

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Second ICCA Site, Linnunsuo, Established in Finland

Snowchange has established a second ICCA (Indigenous and Local Community Conserved Area) in Finland. It is a 110-hectare wetland Linnunsuo, located in North Karelia, Finland. This action strengthens the capacity of local communities, hunters, bird watchers and other stakeholders to … Continue reading

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2017 Ends, 2018 Expands Snowchange Work At Home and Internationally

As 2017 draws to a close, we wish to thank all partners, friends, allies and supporters. 2017 was a big year, with operational work in the Näätämö Skolt Sámi catchment area, on Jukajoki, and lake Kuivasjärvi restorations as well as … Continue reading

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UN Calendar Features Snowchange Work for 2018

The UNFCCC Poster “Local communities and indigenous peoples: Leadership for a resilient future” features two Snowchange key regions – the Skolt Sámi co-management efforts in Finland and the Turvaurgin Chukchi nomadic reindeer herding in NE Siberia, Russia. Local communities and … Continue reading

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eXchanging Knowledge in Greenland

Snowchange partners and a large staff delegation heads to Aasiat, Greenland for “eXchanging Knowledge” in early December. eXchanging Knowledge is a two-year project running in 2017 and 2018 with the aim of providing a platform for cross-cultural exchanges of Indigenous … Continue reading

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Longtime Defender of Sámi Rights and a Key Ally of Snowchange Stefan Mikaelsson Turns 60

Snowchange joins in celebration of the 60th birthday of longtime Sámi leader from Sweden, mr. Stefan Mikaelsson, who turns 60 today. Stefan Mikaelsson was born in Vidsel, Sweden on 24.11.1957 to a Sámi family of six, in addition to his … Continue reading

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Puruvesi winter seining and Snowchange receive National Recognition for Cultural Heritage

Puruvesi winter seining and Snowchange receive substantial national recognition for cultural heritage. The traditional seiners of Puruvesi have been included into the National Inventory of Living Heritage in Finland. The Ministry of Education and Culture has nominated 52 elements for … Continue reading

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Le Monde Documents Life at the Russian Border, Features Snowchange

Le Monde, an influential French newspaper, has released a photographic essay documenting life on the edges of the former Russian empire, todays borderlands with Russia. Snowchange and the village of Selkie, as well as Sonkajanranta, are featured in the article, … Continue reading

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Major New Research Report Out on Linnunsuo Wetland

“The Jukajoki restoration project is a symbol of major importance that crystallizes some of the biggest issues of our century…The Jukajoki Project and the future of Linnunsuo deserve an international attention and could constitute the starting point of new way … Continue reading

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