Category Archives: News

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

Posted in News | Comments Off

“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

Posted in News | Comments Off

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.          

Posted in News | Comments Off

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

Posted in News | Comments Off

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

Posted in News | Comments Off

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

Posted in News | Comments Off

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

Posted in News | Comments Off

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

Posted in News | Comments Off

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

Posted in News | Comments Off

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

Posted in News | Comments Off