Experience the Reindeer Roundup

Sami reindeer herder from film "Aatsinki: The Story of Arctic Cowboys"
March 30, 2017

See a film about Arctic cowboys, and learn about reindeer herding in Minnesota.

  • Date: Thursday, March 30
  • Time: 7 p.m.
  • Location: Kathryn A. Martin Library 4th floor Rotunda

Two cowboys of the Arctic, brothers Aarne and Lasse Aatsinki, are featured in a 90-minute documentary about traditional reindeer herding in Finnish Lapland. (The film "Aatsinki: The Story of Arctic Cowboys" is in Finnish with English subtitles.)

The program also includes a first-hand account of reindeer herding in Minnesota with Elli Sundholm. Elli was co-owner of a reindeer herd in Finland, Minnesota, and she will share the story of her experiences with reindeer husbandry. 

The Library co-hosts this event with UMD's American Indian Learning Resource Center and the Duluth Sami Cultural Center of North America.

Everyone is welcome, and light refreshments will be served.

For more information, contact James Vileta, 218-726-6157.