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MUNS: Norway

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The indigenous Sami people have lived across Norway, Finland, Russia and Sweden in the Arctic region for thousands of years. Their traditions and way of life are intimately connected to the Arctic north. But a warming planet is putting that under threat and is creating grievances with governments over how to fix it.

Niklas Sarri is a Sami man living in the north of Sweden. He is at a struggle to find peace with his Sami identity; frustrated that others judge him as less Sami, namely, that he does not own reindeer.

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Norway is located on the western side of the Scandinavian peninsula, and shares a land boundary with Sweden, Finland and Russia. It has an extensive coastline and is famous for its numerous fjords. The Kingdom of Norway also includes the arctic island archipelago of Svalbard and Jan.

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