Can Norway balance its green energy goals with Indigenous concerns?

In a tiny town in Arctic Norway, a copper mine threatens to pollute a fjord where Sámi fishers make their living, and disturb Native reindeer calving grounds. Still, not everyone’s against it.

Trond Arild, one of the last remaining sea Sámi fishermen in the district, fishes salmon in Torskefjorden, an extension of the Repparfjord. His family has fished the same locations for generations, but now, he says, the plan to deposit mining waste in the fjord makes him afraid for his future as a fisherman.
Photograph by Andrea Gjestvang, Panos Pictures

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