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...

Snowchange: Don’t Lose Hope for the Planet

Snowchange: Don’t Lose Hope for the Planet

YLNM Regional Coordinator for the Arctic Tero Mustonen discusses the threats facing indigenous communities of the far-north in climate-changed times, and how their pioneering responses gives us all cause for hope and action.   Originally posted by Defiant. 22/02/2017 I’ll be the first to admit it: reading and writing about...

Major Arctic resilience report includes YLNM member Snowchange’s Näätämö project

Major Arctic resilience report includes YLNM member Snowchange’s Näätämö project

YLNM member group the Snowchange Cooperative is supporting indigenous and traditional communities in the circumpolar Arctic to resist a tidal wave of extractivism. A new report on Arctic resilience highlights how Snowchange are also helping pioneer regenerative responses to climate change through indigenous knowledge.     Originally posted by Snowchange....

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.  ...