Honoring and Preserving Reindeer and Their People
Throughout history, some animals have chosen as a species to tie their destiny to that of human beings in a mutually beneficial bond. These animal partners have often made the difference in human survival, and the reindeer is one of the earliest of these partners. Reindeer have been sacrificing themselves for thousands of years for our species, and now it's time to help them out.
The world's reindeer population is in severe trouble due to factors varying from global warming, new diseases, overpopulation of wolves, inbreeding due to border restrictions, environmental habitat disruption from civilization, and the cultural and economic destruction of their tribal keepers. To help the various Reindeer Peoples of the world is to help the reindeer themselves. We also encourage helping local reindeer breeders, because to support them is to support genetic diversity among reindeer that may be crucial in the future. To this end, the links on this site give not only information but practical things you can do to be of use to the Reindeer Spirit. If you have information that you believe should be on this website, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Why did I make this site?
Because I am a Northern Tradition shaman. Even though I live in the US where reindeer are few, the Reindeer Spirit has come out of my ancestry and been very good to me. I owe Reindeer, and I will probably continue to do so. As such, this site is an offering to the Reindeer Spirit, a small way to help the peoples of arctic Eurasia who still center their lives around this wonderful creature. If you would like to know more about who I am and what I do, please visit my Northern-Tradition Shamanism website.