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A reindeer herding dog whisks across the icy tundra after the first day of the roundup and the first snowfall of the year. Temperatures in winter can plunge to -60 degrees C. 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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Mark Makela
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SAMI REINDEER HERDERS
A reindeer herding dog whisks across the icy tundra after the first day of the roundup and the first snowfall of the year. Temperatures in winter can plunge to -60 degrees C.  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.