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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

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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

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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

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Snowchange Premiers Two Siberian Videos

Snowchange is happy to have online premiere of two Siberian videos from our member communities today. Firstly, follow Chukchi reindeer herder Pjort Kaurgin travelling the Chukotskaya River in  the Lower Kolyma region, Yakutia, Russia in summer 2014, and witness the permafrost … Continue reading

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Finnish Fishermen on BBC and Sámi Work at WPC

This week long-time friend and ally, OBE Professor Jules Pretty appeared on BBC Radio to discuss Finnish-Karelian fishermen and other local communities in the Eurasian North. The interview is available MP3 here. The ‘Solutions’ part of World Parks Congress now … Continue reading

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Haida Raid available

Snowchange Haida friends release a masterpiece animation – “Haida Raid”. See it here.

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South Pacific and Siberia Tour Wraps Up

ICCA Meeting Tour began 5th November in Australia, with the 5 days of the Indigenous and Local Community Conserved Areas Movement meeting. Snowchange was accepted as the ‘Arctic’ member of this loose movement of Indigenous peoples and local communities from … Continue reading

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New Sámi Article (Sweden) Published

New science article, about the Swedish Sámi has been published at the NGP 2014 Yearbook. It is available here.

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World Parks Congress Done, Queensland Indigenous Community Cooperation, On the Way to Aotearoa and South East Asia

Travels in Australia are winding down, this leg of the tour ending. Participation in the World Parks Congress was success, with a VIP panel discussion on the Arctic issues, mining in Finland and a opening of a letter campaign towards … Continue reading

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US Documentary Film Blog about the Selkie Film

The US documentary film crew shooting in Selkie, Finland maintains a blog of their visit, which is available here.

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