Why is reindeer herding so important in Sweden?

Why is reindeer herding so important in Sweden?

For those newly arrived in Northern Europe, reindeer husbandry might seem one of Sweden’s most unique industries. However, in Sápmi, which spans northern Norway, Sweden, Finland and Russia, herding reindeer is an ancient practice.

‘Never have I seen so few old trees around’: What’s happening to Sweden’s forests?

‘Never have I seen so few old trees around’: What’s happening to Sweden’s forests?

What’s at stake in Sweden’s Sami elections?
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What’s at stake in Sweden’s Sami elections?

Sami market gets under way online – for the first time in four centuries

Sami market gets under way online – for the first time in four centuries

WATCH: How Sami people in Sweden are standing up for their rights and land

WATCH: How Sami people in Sweden are standing up for their rights and land

Why more than half of this year’s reindeer calves in Sweden have died

Why more than half of this year’s reindeer calves in Sweden have died

How Sweden’s Sami reindeer herders are being forced to adapt to climate change

How Sweden’s Sami reindeer herders are being forced to adapt to climate change

Reindeer tortured after threats towards Sami community in northern Sweden

Reindeer tortured after threats towards Sami community in northern Sweden

Sweden criticized by UN over Sami rights

Sweden criticized by UN over Sami rights

Sweden’s indigenous groups report death threats after landmark court win

Sweden’s indigenous groups report death threats after landmark court win

Sami village wins hunting permit rights in groundbreaking court case

Sami village wins hunting permit rights in groundbreaking court case

How a Sami village won a historic court battle against Sweden
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How a Sami village won a historic court battle against Sweden

Sami remains to be laid to rest in northern Sweden

Sami remains to be laid to rest in northern Sweden

Sweden to return remains of 25 Sami people after more than half a century

Sweden to return remains of 25 Sami people after more than half a century

Why Sweden marks Sami National Day today

Why Sweden marks Sami National Day today

Swedish company removes Sami costume from website after criticism

Swedish company removes Sami costume from website after criticism

Swedish reindeer herders call for rescue package after drought

Swedish reindeer herders call for rescue package after drought

Sweden’s Sami reindeer herders hit by wildfires and drought

Sweden’s Sami reindeer herders hit by wildfires and drought

Porsche wins battle with Sami village to build test facility in northern Sweden

Porsche wins battle with Sami village to build test facility in northern Sweden

Top Swedish politician reported for claiming Jews are ‘not Swedes’

Top Swedish politician reported for claiming Jews are ‘not Swedes’

IN PICTURES: Amazing images of reindeer herding in northern Sweden

IN PICTURES: Amazing images of reindeer herding in northern Sweden

Swedish enforcers burn down Sami ‘kåta’ teepee

Swedish enforcers burn down Sami ‘kåta’ teepee

Sami village wins court battle and compensation from Swedish state

Sami village wins court battle and compensation from Swedish state

Sami villages ask for emergency support as ice blocks reindeer from food

Sami villages ask for emergency support as ice blocks reindeer from food

Umeå loses fight to use its Sami name on signs

Umeå loses fight to use its Sami name on signs

Norway and Sweden in quarrel over grazing reindeer

Norway and Sweden in quarrel over grazing reindeer

Swedish amusement park criticized for sign describing Sami as ‘primitive’

Swedish amusement park criticized for sign describing Sami as ‘primitive’

Campaign launched to highlight ‘everyday racism’ against Sami people

Campaign launched to highlight ‘everyday racism’ against Sami people

OPINION: ‘Why is what happened to the Sami in Sweden not common knowledge?’

OPINION: ‘Why is what happened to the Sami in Sweden not common knowledge?’

Video: This is what it’s like to race reindeer

Video: This is what it’s like to race reindeer

Sami mark 100 years of annual gathering

Sami mark 100 years of annual gathering

Countdown to Jokkmokk’s Sami market under way

Countdown to Jokkmokk’s Sami market under way

More than 10,000 reindeer killed by cars and trains in five years

More than 10,000 reindeer killed by cars and trains in five years

Inside Sweden’s perilous Sami reindeer pilgrimage

Inside Sweden’s perilous Sami reindeer pilgrimage

This Swedish town could be the first with Sami street signs

This Swedish town could be the first with Sami street signs

Sami win damages in Swedish wind farm battle

Sami win damages in Swedish wind farm battle

‘Sweden needs to face up to repressive Sami past’

‘Sweden needs to face up to repressive Sami past’

Swedish church admits it ran ‘racist’ Sami schools

Swedish church admits it ran ‘racist’ Sami schools

Sami minority wins symbolic court victory over Sweden

Sami minority wins symbolic court victory over Sweden

An Arctic tradition: hunting and handicraft

An Arctic tradition: hunting and handicraft

Sami reindeer herders win mine reprieve

Sami reindeer herders win mine reprieve

Sami museum hit in suspected tear gas attack

Sami museum hit in suspected tear gas attack

Reindeer go hungry as mild Swedish winter bites

Reindeer go hungry as mild Swedish winter bites

Mining threatens Sami reindeer grazing

Mining threatens Sami reindeer grazing

Arrows frozen for 1,000 years found in Sweden

Arrows frozen for 1,000 years found in Sweden

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Nykvist acts over Sami reindeer rights

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Action needed to save Sami language

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Reindeer herders more likely to commit suicide

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Reindeer threatened with starvation in northern Sweden

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Swedish ambassador slams Turkish documentary

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Sami jaw bones found in display case

Swedish reindeer herders defy Norwegian authorities

Swedish reindeer herders defy Norwegian authorities

Landowners told: you can’t keep Sami out

Landowners told: you can’t keep Sami out

Reindeer herders march on Stockholm

Reindeer herders march on Stockholm

Reindeer catastrophe overshadows Sami national day

Reindeer catastrophe overshadows Sami national day

Running amok in Jokkmokk

Running amok in Jokkmokk

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Samis sour over time lost to Kiruna move

Sami herders in space rocket near miss

Sami herders in space rocket near miss

Sweden Democrats call for end to Sami privileges

Sweden Democrats call for end to Sami privileges

Where have all the Sami gone?

Where have all the Sami gone?

Cremain spreading angers Sami herders

Cremain spreading angers Sami herders

Ombudsman calls time on Sami discrimination

Ombudsman calls time on Sami discrimination

Sami youth shine light on suicide problems

Sami youth shine light on suicide problems

Report faults Sweden for discrimination

Report faults Sweden for discrimination

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New lift for Sweden’s minority languages

Officials struggle with Swedish mining town’s relocation

Officials struggle with Swedish mining town’s relocation

Modern methods pit reindeer herders against animal activists

Modern methods pit reindeer herders against animal activists

More freedom proposed for Sami reindeer herders

More freedom proposed for Sami reindeer herders

Reindeer herd drowns in icy Lapland waters

Reindeer herd drowns in icy Lapland waters

A new life in northern Sweden – Part One

A new life in northern Sweden – Part One

Sami district rejects wind power compensation

Sami district rejects wind power compensation

A new life in northern Sweden – Part Two

A new life in northern Sweden – Part Two

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University in quest to return Sami bones

Sweden’s Top 5 adventure vacations

Sweden’s Top 5 adventure vacations

On skis in Sweden’s wild, wild north

On skis in Sweden’s wild, wild north

Sami win long fight for reindeer grazing rights

Sami win long fight for reindeer grazing rights

Hungry bears preying on more reindeer calves: study

Hungry bears preying on more reindeer calves: study

Jokkmokk celebrates world sausage record

Jokkmokk celebrates world sausage record

Sweden’s elk trump reindeer in new Christmas book

Sweden’s elk trump reindeer in new Christmas book

A YouTube salute to Sami National Day

A YouTube salute to Sami National Day

Pregnant reindeer death shock: ‘they all exploded’

Pregnant reindeer death shock: ‘they all exploded’

Baby reindeer starving in Swedish mountains

Baby reindeer starving in Swedish mountains

Hundreds protest Sweden’s mining boom

Hundreds protest Sweden’s mining boom