IN PHOTOS: INDIGENOUS AND TRADITIONAL FISHERS GATHER FOR FESTIVAL OF NORTHERN FISHERIES

IN PHOTOS: INDIGENOUS AND TRADITIONAL FISHERS GATHER FOR FESTIVAL OF NORTHERN FISHERIES

Endangered fish species, ‘mackerel wars’ and warming oceans. These phenomena often make global headlines, and rightly so. Our oceans, rivers, lakes and the diversity of life they support face unparalleled challenges. It is less common, however, to hear the stories of the fisher-people around the planet who have lived in...

Näätämö River restoration project receives major new support, Finland

Näätämö River restoration project receives major new support, Finland

YLNM members the Snowchange Cooperative are working to revive water systems across Finland, including those damaged by mining. Their work alongside the Skolt Sámi People to restore Finland’s Näätämö River using indigenous knowledge and western science has received major new support. Originally published by Snowchange Cooperative. 25/02/2018 Unique climate change...

5 Stories of Resistance and Revival from 2017

5 Stories of Resistance and Revival from 2017

On every inhabited continent, communities are defending land, water and life from unwanted mining operations, building the alternatives to extractivism and winning victories. Here we share some stories to inspire from 2017. Popular consultations banning mining sweep Colombia In a landmark popular consultation, on 26th March 2017 a resounding 98%...

YLNM’s 2017 pick of films and tools for mining resistance

YLNM’s 2017 pick of films and tools for mining resistance

In 2017 YLNM continued gathering tools to support and inform  communities’ efforts to resist mining, as well as films sharing inspiring stories of community resilience, victory and restoration. Here are some of the most powerful from 2017. Films Selkie: Restoring land, water and hope in the Finnish Boreal  In the...

The Sami’s Näätämö River Revival: Hope in the midst of Finland’s extractive tsunami

The Sami’s Näätämö River Revival: Hope in the midst of Finland’s extractive tsunami

Finland’s new forestry law is opening up the country’s Arctic north and the territory of indigenous Sami people to mining, forestry and other extractive industries. YLNM Regional Coordinator for the Eurasian Arctic, Tero Mustonen, reports on how the Sami and others are resisting new destruction and reviving healthy ecosystems.  ...

Life in the Cyclic World: Traditional Knowledge Compendium from Eurasia

Life in the Cyclic World: Traditional Knowledge Compendium from Eurasia

Report collected and released by Yes to Life, No to Mining member Snowchange Co-op.   Life in the Cyclic World has been in the making for a decade. It is based on the collected, analyzed and assessed traditional ecological knowledge for the Arctic Biodiversity Assessment of the Arctic Council. Between...

Case Studies – Inspiring Stories from the Frontlines of Climate Change

Case Studies – Inspiring Stories from the Frontlines of Climate Change

Case studies brought together and designed by Our Place on Earth. An immersive, detailed and brilliantly designed set of interactive experiences take you into the stories of two communities battling with ingenuity and perseverance at the front-line of climate chance – in Finland and St. Vincent and the Grenadines. Communities...

New Forest ‘Land Grab’ Act Passes in Finnish Parliament

New Forest ‘Land Grab’ Act Passes in Finnish Parliament

30 March 2016. By Tero Mustonen and Hal Rhoades. Despite fierce opposition from a large part of the Finnish public, all Sámi reindeer herding cooperatives, the Snowchange Cooperative and a large international coalition of groups, this afternoon Finland’s much criticised new Forestry Act passed in the Finnish Parliament. The Act transfers power over...

Take Action to prevent the destruction of Sami Forest Lands in Finland

Take Action to prevent the destruction of Sami Forest Lands in Finland

  • Written on: 24 March 2016
  • Posted under: Campaigns

An unprecedented land grab threatens the last old growth forests in Finnish Lapland and the homeland of the Sámi indigenous people if a new Forestry Act legislation passes in the Finnish Parliament next week. Both Indigenous Sámi leaders and Arctic scientists are concerned about the proposed new reforms. All of the Sámi reindeer herding...

Finland: State Forestry Company About to Seize Control of Sámi Indigenous Key Old Growth Forests

Finland: State Forestry Company About to Seize Control of Sámi Indigenous Key Old Growth Forests

21st March 2016 The State Forest Agency “Metsähallitus” About to Seize Total Control of Sámi Indigenous Key Old Growth Forests For Economic Uses If New Law Passes in Finland: Moratorium Is Needed At Once An unprecedented land grab threatens the last old growth forests of Finnish Lapland and the Sámi home area...