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A father and his 7-year-old daughter scan the galloping reindeer in search of their calves. The Sami herding lifestyle struggles to maintain its force in numbers with lower wages and a demanding work schedule. Very few youth seek a future as a full time herder. 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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Mark Bryan Makela
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SAMI REINDEER HERDERS
A father and his 7-year-old daughter scan the galloping reindeer in search of their calves. The Sami herding lifestyle struggles to maintain its force in numbers with lower wages and a demanding work schedule. Very few youth seek a future as a full time herder.  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.