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Uule Sara, 35, and dog Vota cross the bridge from his home. His grandparent's home (middleground left) remains but his modern day home supplants the old ways and more simple living. 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
Uule Sara, 35, and dog Vota cross the bridge from his home. His grandparent's home (middleground left) remains but his modern day home supplants the old ways and more simple living. 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.