SWEDEN - Through the project Indigenous People Today, we investigate the effects of climate change on indigenous peoples, their ways of life and unique cultures. These are indigenous peoples in the northern hemisphere, living in arctic or high-altitude areas.
Through the project Indigenous People Today, we investigate the effects of climate change on indigenous peoples, their ways of life and unique cultures. These are indigenous peoples in the northern hemisphere, living in arctic or high-altitude areas. Due to global warming, the landscape and ecosystem in which they live are changing drastically and they are facing major challenges. Not only is their food supply under pressure, but so is their emotional and spiritual bond with nature. With our multimedia project we show reality, with respect for the indigenous peoples, and let the reader/viewer identify with the selected indigenous peoples. We immerse the reader in the culture and experience of the community in question by telling the personal stories of the indigenous peoples themselves. In our opinion an appropriate way to capture such a complex and sensitive subject in text and image.
Climate change is hot. Literally for the Sami herders and their reindeer in northern Sweden. Changing weather patterns is not only affecting the vulnerable nature, but also their culture and livelihoods. How can they survive and at what cost?
Photo: © Nicole Franken
ONLINE (in Dutch)
- De bikkelharde strijd van de Sami, MO.be, 29/11/2021.
- De inheemse Sami dreigen alles te verliezen door klimaatverandering, Trouw, 2911/2021
- Dit Himalayagebied wordt steeds droger, maar ‘weggaan geeft mij geen voldoening’, MO.be, 30/03/2022.
need resources for your own investigative story?
Journalismfund Europe's flexible grants programmes enable journalists to produce relevant public interest stories with a European mind-set from international, national, and regional perspectives.
support independent cross-border investigative journalism
We rely on your support to continue the work that we do. Make a gift of any amount today.