Preparations have been made in Finland to establish a truth and reconciliation commission regarding the indigenous Sámi people. As the plans go forward, Aslak Holmberg, Vice President of the Saami Council, stipulates that unless this process is prepared to change the political marginalisation of the Sámi, there is little reason for opening old wounds for what could otherwise be an empty apology. Read more ▸
This summary of regional reports, written by indigenous researchers and experts, with the guidance of the Indigenous Peoples Major Group Global Coordinating Committee, stresses the importance of securing the collective land rights of indigenous peoples, an imperative to achieving sustainable development for all. Read more ▸
Snowchange, an ICCA Consortium Member in the Circumpolar North, supported the release of the online Evenki Cultural Atlas. Reindeer herding is more than a way of life for the Evenki of Siberia, it is the root of their culture… Read more ▸
Co-organised by Interreg Nord Summer Whitefish and Snowchange Cooperative, the Festival of Northern Fishing Traditions has concluded successfully in Tornio, Finland. Over 150 small-scale and Indigenous fisher women and men around the world joined forces to discuss climate change, traditional knowledge, governance and direct exchanges to meet common challenges. Read more ▸
By: Tero Mustonen, Snowchange, Member of the ICCA Consortium and Kolyma ELOKA The Lower Kolyma region, in far-east Russian Siberia, is widely known for its… Read more “In Lower Kolyma, Russia, fishermen are addressing climate change” ▸
CBD Recognition Guidelines Series No. 64 “Recognising and Supporting ICCAs: Global overview and national case studies”: Russia case study.
This video documents Slava Cheltuev, a Telengit community leader and shaman from Russian Altai’s high altitude Kosh Agach Raion as he traverses the Altai’s… Read more “Land has breath – Rediscovering Altai’s human-nature relationships” ▸
The concept of “Community Conserved Areas” is still largely unknown among indigenous organizations, local communities, academics, government and others in the Arctic. Most indigenous… Read more “The Circumpolar Arctic: Nunavut (Canada) and Russia” ▸