Conflict between herders in Sweden and Norwegian Authorities continues

May 14, 2007 • Philip BurgessReindeer

Swedish Sámi reindeer herders are considering taking action against the Norwegian authorities if they continue to prevent their herds from using pastures on the Norwegian side of the border. Last week, Norwegian authorities drove reindeer back across the border claiming that the reindeer ‘did not have a permit’, a continuation of a long running dispute between herder and authorities on both sides of the border over grazing rights. Administration figures claim it can be solved before the summer…

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