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 Karin Kuoilijok searches for two of her reindeer amongst 4,000. Even in low visibility, the Sami have the ability to find their reindeer by searching for their unique earmarks.
 View of the town of Jokkmokk after a summer rain.
 Although Sami religion has traditionally been part animism, shamanism, and polytheism, beginning as early as the 14thc, the political/theological world began to oppressively change Sami religious practices. In this image, a Sami women prepares to sing a traditional Sami joik in her communities Lutheran Church.
Keira
Keira
Torkel
Torkel
 Jokkmokk Sâpmi Vintermarknad in Sweden
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White Reindeer
White Reindeer
 Jokkmokk Sâpmi Vintermarknad in Sweden
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 View of a Sami reindeer herders farm near Pitea, Sweden.
 Two reindeer antlers at the farm of Sami reindeer herder Karen Kuoiljok in Jokkmokk, Sweden.
 The reindeer is often used as an icon of Swedish culture. Here at an ICA supermarket, it is used by the Polabrod bread company in a sales display.
 The paintings on the spillway gates of this dam located in Jokkmokk, Sweden were painted in an act of protest by the artists Bengt Lindström and Lars Pirak.
Laila
Laila
Thomas
Thomas
Sami blurb.jpg
DSC_7548.jpg
DSC_7117.jpg
DSC_7726.jpg
 Karin Kuoilijok searches for two of her reindeer amongst 4,000. Even in low visibility, the Sami have the ability to find their reindeer by searching for their unique earmarks.
Karin Kuoilijok searches for two of her reindeer amongst 4,000. Even in low visibility, the Sami have the ability to find their reindeer by searching for their unique earmarks.
 View of the town of Jokkmokk after a summer rain.
View of the town of Jokkmokk after a summer rain.
 Although Sami religion has traditionally been part animism, shamanism, and polytheism, beginning as early as the 14thc, the political/theological world began to oppressively change Sami religious practices. In this image, a Sami women prepares to sing a traditional Sami joik in her communities Lutheran Church.
Although Sami religion has traditionally been part animism, shamanism, and polytheism, beginning as early as the 14thc, the political/theological world began to oppressively change Sami religious practices. In this image, a Sami women prepares to sing a traditional Sami joik in her communities Lutheran Church.
Keira
KeiraLena Kuoilijok takes a break from reindeer herding to spend time with her new baby Keira.
Torkel
TorkelA Sami herder from the region of Arvidsjaur (Sweden) prepares to mark a calf during the summer months. This image was taken at 2am during the midnight sun.
 Jokkmokk Sâpmi Vintermarknad in Sweden
Jokkmokk Sâpmi Vintermarknad in Sweden
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White Reindeer
White ReindeerIn Sweden's Arctic Circle, the reindeer take refuge from the mosquitoes and gnats during the summer months by finding a breeze on nearby roads.
 Jokkmokk Sâpmi Vintermarknad in Sweden
Jokkmokk Sâpmi Vintermarknad in Sweden
DSC_7751.jpg
 View of a Sami reindeer herders farm near Pitea, Sweden.
View of a Sami reindeer herders farm near Pitea, Sweden.
 Two reindeer antlers at the farm of Sami reindeer herder Karen Kuoiljok in Jokkmokk, Sweden.
Two reindeer antlers at the farm of Sami reindeer herder Karen Kuoiljok in Jokkmokk, Sweden.
 The reindeer is often used as an icon of Swedish culture. Here at an ICA supermarket, it is used by the Polabrod bread company in a sales display.
The reindeer is often used as an icon of Swedish culture. Here at an ICA supermarket, it is used by the Polabrod bread company in a sales display.
 The paintings on the spillway gates of this dam located in Jokkmokk, Sweden were painted in an act of protest by the artists Bengt Lindström and Lars Pirak.
The paintings on the spillway gates of this dam located in Jokkmokk, Sweden were painted in an act of protest by the artists Bengt Lindström and Lars Pirak.
Laila
LailaLena, a Sami reindeer herder is like many other Sami of her generation, she takes part in Sami traditions, while also being connected to and interested in popular culture.
Thomas
ThomasJokkmokk Sâpmi Vintermarknad in Sweden. A Sami joik singer prepares for a performance.
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