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Charging past on his 4x4 ATV, Vegai heads to tend to the reindeer herds. The introduction of four wheelers about 15 years ago has been both a boon and bane- easing the process of herding but adding significantly to costs. Despite the inhospitable Arctic climate reindeer herding has been the livelihood of the Sami for more than a thousand 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
Charging past on his 4x4 ATV, Vegai heads to tend to the reindeer herds.  The introduction of four wheelers about 15 years ago has been both a boon and bane- easing the process of herding but adding significantly to costs.  Despite the inhospitable Arctic climate reindeer herding has been the livelihood of the Sami for more than a thousand 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...