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Reindeer, People, Pastures

Welcome to the world of reindeer husbandry. A project of the International Centre for Reindeer Husbandry and the Association of World Reindeer Herders (Assn WRH). This site will take you on a circum-Arctic tour of reindeer and people, a connection that is strong, ancient and profound. From the New World reindeer herding in Alaska, all the way around Eurasia, Mongolia and northern China, the world of Reindeer husbandry encompasses a wide diversity of peoples, languages, landscapes and cultures.

However, the livelihood is in essence, practiced in remarkably similar ways, speaking to a bond between people and reindeer that holds much wisdom about how to survive and thrive in some of the most inhospitable places on Earth. Need a beginners guide to reindeer husbandry? Start Here

News

TRAINING OF ARCTIC INDIGENOUS YOUTH FOR ARCTIC CHANGE in Iceland

TRAINING OF ARCTIC INDIGENOUS YOUTH FOR ARCTIC CHANGE in Iceland

Students from Saami University of Applied Science and Saami High School and reindeer herding School in Kautokeino made their own break out session in Arctic Circle: TRAINING OF ARCTIC INDIGENOUS YOUTH FOR ARCTIC CHANGE 2019 by UArctic EÁLAT Institute & University of the Arctic Institute for Circumpolar Reindeer Husbandry in Cooperation with Nomadic Herders and Rievdan.

October 14, 2019

Reindeer Herding news

WRH Council meeting started in Surgut

Council meeting of the Association of World Reindeer Herders (WRH) started in the city of Surgut in the Khanty-Mansiisk Autonomous Okrug in Russia today, October 1. The meeting gathered reindeer herders from 21 reindeer herding regions - 17 regions from Russia and 5 regions outside Russia - Nowray, Sweden, Greenland, Finland and Mongolia, altogether about 40 participants.

October 1, 2019

Reindeer Herding news

The Girjas case started in the Swedish Supreme Court today

In 2009 the Girjas Sámi Village and Swedish Sámi National Union (SSR) went to court against the Swedish State to try who has the right to manage small-game hunting and fishing on the reindeer pastures of Girjas Sámi Village in the mountains...

September 2, 2019

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