National Geographic

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Sámi reindeer herders

Jason Roberts

A hundred hooves power their way through the freezing waters of the fjord, the dark mountains of Uløya rising in the distance.

‘The history of the Sámi people is the history of human adaptation to the Arctic climate and nature,_ said Lars-Anders Baer, herder and President of the Sámi Parliament in Sweden. ‘The Sámi view of the relationship between humanity and nature is one of an integrated whole.’