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
This year, the sight of this Lavvu–a traditional nomadic tent of the Sami people—was far less striking than the sounds emanating from within: empowered voices of Arctic Indigenous youth leaders speaking directly to government officials, civil society, and institutional experts on the need for urgent action to address land conflicts, land degradation, and permafrost thaw across the circumpolar North.
September 14, 2023
NOMAD Indigenous FoodLab is coming to the Denmark’s largest food festival in Aarhus on September 1-3 2023.
August 30, 2023
Young Dukha reindeer herders from Mongolia Khongorzul Mungunshagai, Khuderbat Zorigt and Uranbayar Bat Erdene, who were also students of the Indigenous Youth Leadership Course during the Arendal Week August 13-18, had a trip to visit Sami reindeer herders in Norway.
August 20, 2023
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