Jan Erik Länta

#Runcop21
Start time:

10 November, 15:05

Distance:

8.1 km, Gamla apoteket, Jokkmokk, SE

I run for the Sami

My name is Jan Erik Länta and I'm a Sami from Jokkmokk, Lappland in the north of Sweden. In our family we follow and work with reindeer throughout the year, from winter grazing areas in the forests to the summer grazing pastures in the mountains. Reindeer are dependent on access to naturally-sourced food in all the seasons. Climate change directly affects the conditions for reindeer’s survival. A changed climate with warmer winters, increased precipitation and more frequent extreme weather can mean major problems for reindeer herding in the future. “I remember one time not long ago. We worked with the reindeer in December, and it started to rain even though it was full winter. Had it been cold right after that the ground would have turned to ice. Luckily it started snowing properly right after the rain, so there was no ice on the ground”. I can make a difference now, so that the question of climate change gets attention. So I run: I run for the life of my reindeer, I run for the Sami.

I run for the Sami

My name is Jan Erik Länta and I'm a Sami from Jokkmokk, Lappland in the north of Sweden. In our family we follow and work with reindeer throughout the year, from winter grazing areas in the forests to the summer grazing pastures in the mountains. Reindeer are dependent on access to naturally-sourced food in all the seasons. Climate change directly affects the conditions for reindeer’s survival. A changed climate with warmer winters, increased precipitation and more frequent extreme weather can mean major problems for reindeer herding in the future. “I remember one time not long ago. We worked with the reindeer in December, and it started to rain even though it was full winter. Had it been cold right after that the ground would have turned to ice. Luckily it started snowing properly right after the rain, so there was no ice on the ground”. I can make a difference now, so that the question of climate change gets attention. So I run: I run for the life of my reindeer, I run for the Sami.