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 A shared Sami community winter reindeer corral near Jokkmokk, Sweden (December, 2012).
 Power lines bring electricity to the arctic circle near Jokkmokk, Sweden (Dec. 2012).
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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.
 A rainbow hovers over the town of Jokkmokk, Sweden after a summer rain (June, 2013).
 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.
 Lena Kuoilijok takes a break from reindeer herding to spend time with her new baby Keira.
 Torkel Fahlgren, a Sami reindeer 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 (May, 2012).
 Reindeer races at Jokkmokk Sâpmi Vintermarknad in Sweden (Dec. 2012).
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 In Sweden's Arctic Circle, the reindeer take refuge from the mosquitoes and gnats during the summer months by finding a breeze on nearby roads.
 An anti-mining demonstration and march in Jokkmokk, during the Sâpmi Vintermarknad in Sweden (Dec. 2012).
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 A farm near Pitea, Sweden (Dec. 2012).
 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
 A shared Sami community winter reindeer corral near Jokkmokk, Sweden (December, 2012).
A shared Sami community winter reindeer corral near Jokkmokk, Sweden (December, 2012).
 Power lines bring electricity to the arctic circle near Jokkmokk, Sweden (Dec. 2012).
Power lines bring electricity to the arctic circle near Jokkmokk, Sweden (Dec. 2012).
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.
 A rainbow hovers over the town of Jokkmokk, Sweden after a summer rain (June, 2013).
A rainbow hovers over the town of Jokkmokk, Sweden after a summer rain (June, 2013).
 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.
 Lena Kuoilijok takes a break from reindeer herding to spend time with her new baby Keira.
Lena Kuoilijok takes a break from reindeer herding to spend time with her new baby Keira.
 Torkel Fahlgren, a Sami reindeer 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 (May, 2012).
Torkel Fahlgren, a Sami reindeer 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 (May, 2012).
 Reindeer races at Jokkmokk Sâpmi Vintermarknad in Sweden (Dec. 2012).
Reindeer races at Jokkmokk Sâpmi Vintermarknad in Sweden (Dec. 2012).
DSC_6787.jpg
DSC_6020.jpg
 In Sweden's Arctic Circle, the reindeer take refuge from the mosquitoes and gnats during the summer months by finding a breeze on nearby roads.
In Sweden's Arctic Circle, the reindeer take refuge from the mosquitoes and gnats during the summer months by finding a breeze on nearby roads.
 An anti-mining demonstration and march in Jokkmokk, during the Sâpmi Vintermarknad in Sweden (Dec. 2012).
An anti-mining demonstration and march in Jokkmokk, during the Sâpmi Vintermarknad in Sweden (Dec. 2012).
DSC_7751.jpg
 A farm near Pitea, Sweden (Dec. 2012).
A farm near Pitea, Sweden (Dec. 2012).
 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
ThomasPer Kuhmunen , a Sami joik singer prepares for a performance at the Jokkmokk Sâpmi Vintermarknad in Sweden (Dec. 2012).
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