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Skolt Sámi in Näätämö Catchment Area

Introduction

Visual Histories with the Skolt Sámi in Näätämö Catchment Area

The Indigenous Skolt Sámi people live today in NE Finland, in the Näätämö catchment area. Their original homelands are located in present day NW Russia, in Petchenga region. Due to geopolitical changes in the region today they live in Finland.

This section is devoted to the voices from the Sevettijärvi village and surrounding communities. Snowchange and Skolt Sámi have been working together for over a decade to jointly combat the rapidly-proceeding climate impacts by supporting co-management and renewal of Sámi knowledge in the region.


Films

In this short clip, Raimo Moshnikoff, a retired reindeer herder explains the impact of extreme warm weather on reindeer herding and snow levels on river Vainosjoki, November 2018.


In this short clip, Raimo Moshnikoff, a retired reindeer herder explains strange behavior of migratory birds that harvested fermenting berries in Autumn 2018, November 2018.


In this short clip, Risto Semenoff, a reindeer herder explains ecological change and restoration actions on the Vainosjoki sub-catchment area to combat 40 years of negative degradation of trout and grayling populations through Sámi-led restoration.