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Matti Nakkallarve, 51, corrals reindeer during the first roundup of the year. Despite the inhospitable Arctic climate reindeer herding has been the livelihood of the Sami for hundreds of years, but amid the economic, technological, and environmental problems of modern society their indigenous culture must increasingly reconcile these radical changes in order to preserve age-old traditions, customs, and mores.
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SAMI REINDEER HERDERS
Matti Nakkallarve, 51, corrals reindeer during the first roundup of the year.  Despite the inhospitable Arctic climate reindeer herding has been the livelihood of the Sami for hundreds of years, but amid the economic, technological, and environmental problems of modern society their indigenous culture must increasingly reconcile these radical changes in order to preserve age-old traditions, customs, and mores.