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?
Sweden

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

Today in Norway: A roundup of the latest news on Tuesday
Norway

Today in Norway: A roundup of the latest news on Tuesday

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

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

Ethnic Sami face complaint over ‘Hard Joik Café’ brand
Norway

Ethnic Sami face complaint over ‘Hard Joik Café’ brand

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

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
Sweden

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
Sweden

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

Reindeer tortured after threats towards Sami community in northern Sweden
Sweden

Reindeer tortured after threats towards Sami community in northern Sweden

Sweden criticized by UN over Sami rights
Sweden

Sweden criticized by UN over Sami rights

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

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

Sami village wins hunting permit rights in groundbreaking court case
Sweden

Sami village wins hunting permit rights in groundbreaking court case

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

How a Sami village won a historic court battle against Sweden

Why Oslo is soon to get a new official name
Norway

Why Oslo is soon to get a new official name

Sami remains to be laid to rest in northern Sweden
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

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

Why Sweden marks Sami National Day today
Sweden

Why Sweden marks Sami National Day today

Swedish company removes Sami costume from website after criticism
Sweden

Swedish company removes Sami costume from website after criticism

Swedish reindeer herders call for rescue package after drought
Sweden

Swedish reindeer herders call for rescue package after drought

Sweden’s Sami reindeer herders hit by wildfires and drought
Sweden

Sweden’s Sami reindeer herders hit by wildfires and drought

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

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

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

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

IN PICTURES: Amazing images of reindeer herding in northern Sweden
Sweden

IN PICTURES: Amazing images of reindeer herding in northern Sweden

Swedish enforcers burn down Sami ‘kåta’ teepee
Sweden

Swedish enforcers burn down Sami ‘kåta’ teepee

Sami village wins court battle and compensation from Swedish state
Sweden

Sami village wins court battle and compensation from Swedish state

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

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

Umeå loses fight to use its Sami name on signs
Sweden

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

Gákti and Instagram: how Oslo’s young Sámis face tradition and urban life
Norway

Gákti and Instagram: how Oslo’s young Sámis face tradition and urban life

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

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

Northern Norwegian islands in moratorium over fishing rights
Norway

Northern Norwegian islands in moratorium over fishing rights

History of Norway’s indigenous Sami and Kven people to get inquiry
Norway

History of Norway’s indigenous Sami and Kven people to get inquiry

Campaign launched to highlight ‘everyday racism’ against Sami people
Sweden

Campaign launched to highlight ‘everyday racism’ against Sami people

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

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

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

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
Sweden

Countdown to Jokkmokk’s Sami market under way

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

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

Inside Sweden’s perilous Sami reindeer pilgrimage
Sweden

Inside Sweden’s perilous Sami reindeer pilgrimage

This Swedish town could be the first with Sami street signs
Sweden

This Swedish town could be the first with Sami street signs

Sami win damages in Swedish wind farm battle
Sweden

Sami win damages in Swedish wind farm battle

‘Sweden needs to face up to repressive Sami past’
Sweden

‘Sweden needs to face up to repressive Sami past’

Swedish church admits it ran ‘racist’ Sami schools
Sweden

Swedish church admits it ran ‘racist’ Sami schools

Sami minority wins symbolic court victory over Sweden
Sweden

Sami minority wins symbolic court victory over Sweden

Nesbø accused of ‘pissing’ on Sami people
Norway

Nesbø accused of ‘pissing’ on Sami people

An Arctic tradition: hunting and handicraft
Sweden

An Arctic tradition: hunting and handicraft

Sami reindeer herders win mine reprieve
Sweden

Sami reindeer herders win mine reprieve

Sami museum hit in suspected tear gas attack
Sweden

Sami museum hit in suspected tear gas attack

Vicar defends ban on joiking in Church
Norway

Vicar defends ban on joiking in Church

Reindeer go hungry as mild Swedish winter bites
Sweden

Reindeer go hungry as mild Swedish winter bites

Mining threatens Sami reindeer grazing
Sweden

Mining threatens Sami reindeer grazing

Arrows frozen for 1,000 years found in Sweden
Sweden

Arrows frozen for 1,000 years found in Sweden

Sami call for their own coastal ferry
Norway

Sami call for their own coastal ferry

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Sweden

Nykvist acts over Sami reindeer rights

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Sweden

Action needed to save Sami language

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Sweden

Reindeer herders more likely to commit suicide

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Sweden

Reindeer threatened with starvation in northern Sweden

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Sweden

Swedish ambassador slams Turkish documentary

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Sweden

Sami jaw bones found in display case

Swedish reindeer herders defy Norwegian authorities
Sweden

Swedish reindeer herders defy Norwegian authorities

Landowners told: you can’t keep Sami out
Sweden

Landowners told: you can’t keep Sami out

Reindeer herders march on Stockholm
Sweden

Reindeer herders march on Stockholm

Reindeer catastrophe overshadows Sami national day
Sweden

Reindeer catastrophe overshadows Sami national day

Running amok in Jokkmokk
Sweden

Running amok in Jokkmokk

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Sweden

Samis sour over time lost to Kiruna move

Sami herders in space rocket near miss
Sweden

Sami herders in space rocket near miss

Sweden Democrats call for end to Sami privileges
Sweden

Sweden Democrats call for end to Sami privileges

Where have all the Sami gone?
Sweden

Where have all the Sami gone?

Cremain spreading angers Sami herders
Sweden

Cremain spreading angers Sami herders

Ombudsman calls time on Sami discrimination
Sweden

Ombudsman calls time on Sami discrimination

Sami youth shine light on suicide problems
Sweden

Sami youth shine light on suicide problems

Report faults Sweden for discrimination
Sweden

Report faults Sweden for discrimination

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Sweden

New lift for Sweden’s minority languages

Officials struggle with Swedish mining town’s relocation
Sweden

Officials struggle with Swedish mining town’s relocation

Modern methods pit reindeer herders against animal activists
Sweden

Modern methods pit reindeer herders against animal activists

More freedom proposed for Sami reindeer herders
Sweden

More freedom proposed for Sami reindeer herders

Reindeer herd drowns in icy Lapland waters
Sweden

Reindeer herd drowns in icy Lapland waters

A new life in northern Sweden – Part One
Sweden

A new life in northern Sweden – Part One

Sami district rejects wind power compensation
Sweden

Sami district rejects wind power compensation

A new life in northern Sweden – Part Two
Sweden

A new life in northern Sweden – Part Two

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Sweden

University in quest to return Sami bones

Sweden’s Top 5 adventure vacations
Sweden

Sweden’s Top 5 adventure vacations

On skis in Sweden’s wild, wild north
Sweden

On skis in Sweden’s wild, wild north

Sami win long fight for reindeer grazing rights
Sweden

Sami win long fight for reindeer grazing rights

Hungry bears preying on more reindeer calves: study
Sweden

Hungry bears preying on more reindeer calves: study

Jokkmokk celebrates world sausage record
Sweden

Jokkmokk celebrates world sausage record

Sweden’s elk trump reindeer in new Christmas book
Sweden

Sweden’s elk trump reindeer in new Christmas book

A YouTube salute to Sami National Day
Sweden

A YouTube salute to Sami National Day

Pregnant reindeer death shock: ‘they all exploded’
Sweden

Pregnant reindeer death shock: ‘they all exploded’

Baby reindeer starving in Swedish mountains
Sweden

Baby reindeer starving in Swedish mountains

Hundreds protest Sweden’s mining boom
Sweden

Hundreds protest Sweden’s mining boom

Norway city will not be renamed ‘Ahkkunjarga’
Norway

Norway city will not be renamed ‘Ahkkunjarga’

‘Reindeer were murdered to scare my children’
Norway

‘Reindeer were murdered to scare my children’

Second home vote could stall Egyptian magnate
Switzerland

Second home vote could stall Egyptian magnate

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Norway

‘I was cursed by a Sami politician’: deputy mayor

Sami women can be sexy too: photographer
Norway

Sami women can be sexy too: photographer

Herder wants Hollywood cash for old joik
Norway

Herder wants Hollywood cash for old joik

Norway issues pre-Christmas reindeer slaughter threat
Norway

Norway issues pre-Christmas reindeer slaughter threat

Planning blooper halts cathedral construction
Norway

Planning blooper halts cathedral construction

Refugees should be taught Sami: mayor
Norway

Refugees should be taught Sami: mayor

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Norway

Oslo restaurant scoops two Michelin stars