Children of Nutendli, 2010. Photo: Nutendli nomadic community, 2014.
The recently-launched “Forager” magazine, out of Vancouver, BC, Canada, has written about Snowchange activities titled “Training of Future Elders“.
The story is available for 5 CAD here.
The FENNIA science journal has published today a new Snowchange-related peer-reviewed article “Endemic Time-Spaces of Finland”. It is available here.
Mists of Karelia. Matti Pihlatie, 2014
This week, an US-based documentary film crew from the Pretty Good Productions arrives in Selkie, North Karelia to start a year-long activity. Main purpose of the film project is to document the efforts on the Jukajoki watershed in Selkie – a catchment-wide restoration project, biggest of its kind in Eastern Finland, led by the villages of Selkie and Alavi. Film is titled “Our Place on Earth“.
The Jukajoki model builds on combination of traditional knowledge of the villagers and latest science. A man-made wetland unit “Linnunsuo” has emerged as top one wader habitat in Finland on the catchment area and over 2,5 million euros have been spent on research and restoration since the fish deaths since 2010 on the river.
Last week the esteemed “Foreign Policy” Journal out of Washington D.C. covered the Jukajoki project and Snowchange activities.
The Washington DC -based Foreign Policy journal reports on the efforts of Snowchange to restore watersheds in lake Kuivasjärvi and Jukajoki. The article can be read here
Late Voitto Mustonen, fisherman, one of the Finnish Elders whose living legacy is the central component of the work. Photo: Snowchange, 2014.
Everybody is busy with Autumn fisheries and preparations for the South Pacific tour of the Autumn here at Snowchange HQ. In October we have focused on getting several science papers ready for release based on the 2014 work, and enjoying the UN coverage of the Festival. Snowchange also welcomes the team from the Pretty Good Films to film a long documentary about the efforts in the village of Selkie and Jukajoki starting 17th October.
On 5th November the South Pacific tour of partners, events and member communities begins. Firstly we ll be attending the Indigenous and Local Community Conserved Areas Workshops in Sydney (by the IUCN and ICCA) until 12th November. Then do not miss Snowchange key note at the opening plenary of the World Parks Congress (see their website for webcasts) on the 13th. We ll be attending the WPC until 17th.
From 17th to 25th there are community visits in Northern Australia and Aoteoaroa – NZ with the key Snowchange partners in Down Under. From there journey continues to Sakha-Yakutia, where member communities from the Kolyma region will be met and work for the 2015 discussed.
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