Sami artist draws attention to Norway's reindeer cull

AP

Print Article

  • Sami artist Maret Anne Sara stands near her art piece of 400 reindeer skulls hanging in front of the Parliament building in Oslo, Norway, Wednesday Dec. 6, 2017. (Heiko Junge/NTB Scanpix via AP)

  • 1

    Sami artist Maret Anne Sara stands near her art piece of 400 reindeer skulls hanging in front of the Parliament building in Oslo, Norway, Wednesday Dec. 6, 2017. (Heiko Junge/NTB Scanpix via AP)

  • 2

    An art piece of 400 reindeer skulls by Sami artist Maret Anne Sara hang in front of the Parliament building in Oslo, Norway, Wednesday Dec. 6, 2017. (Heiko Junge/NTB Scanpix via AP)

  • Sami artist Maret Anne Sara stands near her art piece of 400 reindeer skulls hanging in front of the Parliament building in Oslo, Norway, Wednesday Dec. 6, 2017. (Heiko Junge/NTB Scanpix via AP)

  • 1

    Sami artist Maret Anne Sara stands near her art piece of 400 reindeer skulls hanging in front of the Parliament building in Oslo, Norway, Wednesday Dec. 6, 2017. (Heiko Junge/NTB Scanpix via AP)

  • 2

    An art piece of 400 reindeer skulls by Sami artist Maret Anne Sara hang in front of the Parliament building in Oslo, Norway, Wednesday Dec. 6, 2017. (Heiko Junge/NTB Scanpix via AP)

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) An artist from the indigenous Sami community in Norway's Arctic region is drawing attention to the country's policy of culling its reindeer population.

In a display outside the country's parliament in Oslo, Maret Anne Sara has hung a curtain made of 400 bullet-ridden reindeer skulls.

She told Norwegian broadcaster NRK on Wednesday that the government's reindeer-reduction policy is "totally wrong and unfair." She was not immediately available for comment Thursday.

The policy aims to prevent overgrazing on the tundra where Norway's estimated reindeer population of 220,000 live.

She is supporting her brother, Jovsset Ante Sara, who has twice successfully legally challenged an order for him to kill 41 of his 116 reindeer. He said he can't make a living with that scale of slaughter.

The government is appealing.

 

Print Article

Read More National & World

Australian probe into child abuse attacks Catholic celibacy

AP

December 14, 2017 at 10:54 pm | CANBERRA, Australia (AP) An Australian inquiry into child abuse on Friday recommended that the Catholic Church lift its demand of celibacy from clergy and that priests be prosecuted for failing to ...

Comments

Read More

AP Top International News at 11:55 p.m. EST

AP

December 14, 2017 at 5:00 am | US says missile parts prove Iran is illicitly arming Houthis...

Comments

Read More

As tensions ease, China keeps building on disputed islands

AP

December 14, 2017 at 4:36 pm | WASHINGTON (AP) Tensions over China's island-building in the South China Sea may have eased in the past year, but Beijing has kept busy. New satellite imagery shows China has built infrastructu...

Comments

Read More

Peru's president faces calls to resign over Odebrecht fees

AP

December 14, 2017 at 8:39 pm | LIMA, Peru (AP) President Pedro Pablo Kucyznski scrambled for his political survival Thursday as opponents demanded he resign over revelations of decade-old payments from a Brazilian construction c...

Comments

Read More

Contact Us

(406) 755-7000
727 East Idaho
Kalispell, MT 59901

©2017 Daily Inter Lake Terms of Use Privacy Policy
X
X