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Family pictures of Sami youth dressed in traditional clothing are arranged in the living room of herdsman Veggai's house. At the present time, many Sami work outside of traditional jobs and pursue a variety of occupations, yet reindeer herding remains an integral part of Sami life. 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.
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Mark Makela
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SAMI REINDEER HERDERS
Family pictures of Sami youth dressed in traditional clothing are arranged in the living room of herdsman Veggai's house.  At the present time, many Sami work outside of traditional jobs and pursue a variety of occupations, yet reindeer herding remains an integral part of Sami life.  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.