“The tundra is home, the reindeer is life,

this is our future.”

Nenets

the reindeer herders of the Yamal Peninsula

In our third Cult-Ed series of lessons we will introduce you to the reindeer herders of the Yamal Peninsula, known as the Nenets. The Yamal Peninsula is located northwest of Siberia (part of Russia). The peninsula lies above the Arctic circle close to the north pole.

Yearly the Nenets migrate with their reindeer around the 800-1000 km up and down the Yamal Peninsula. In the winter months the nenets graze their reindeer on moss and lichen pastures in the southern forests, or taiga. In the spring, they migrate to the north and leave the forest behind.

They have to cross the frozen Ob river to reach the treeless tundra of the shores of the sea for summer camp.The Nenets starts to go down south with the reindeer in autumn to be back in the forest to find some shelter in the harsh and cold winter. Do you want to know everything about the reindeer herders of Siberia? Then join us on a migration with the Nenets.

To take these Cult-ED lessons you need to download the Jimmy Nelson Companion App. Or watch the videos of the lesson here.

 

Taking our introduction lesson is the best way to start Cult-ED from there you can start travelling the world.

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Lessons

Lesson 1

Location

 

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Lesson 2

People

 

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Lesson 3

Lifestyle

 

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Lesson 4

Tradition

 

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