Meeting rounds up world’s reindeer herders


INARI, FINLAND — The second Congress of the World Reindeer Herders’ Association, held last month in Inari, Finland, attracted herders from across the circumpolar North.

The herders included members of more than 20 indigenous peoples, living in regions from Alaska to northern Europe. Many herders are women and children, since reindeer herding traditionally involves all family members.

Many participants at the congress wore traditional clothing, much of it similar to Inuit designs.

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