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People of the Arctic regions of Canada and Greenland are undergoing a gradual assimilation to “civilised” society. They buy food in supermarkets, and hardly anything remains of their traditional lifestyle. By contrast, certain peoples of Northern Russia are experiencing a population growth, and were able to preserve their traditional ways of life.


In 30 years, the population of the Nenets has grown from 29,000 to 44,000.


Reindeer meat, generally consumed fresh and raw, is the most important part of their diet. The Nenets like reindeer kidney and liver; fresh reindeer blood is also very popular. It may be difficult to imagine, but children of 4 or 5 years drink fresh blood from processed reindeer meat from their mugs like we used to drink cocoa when we were children. Obviously, the Nenets also like reindeer fat, and attach special importance to some parts of the antlers of young reindeer. The Nenets have never consumed vegetables, fruits or milk; they cover their needs for vitamins entirely from food of animal origin. In the summer months, they often eat fish (mostly raw).


Watch the video below to learn more about the traditional diet of a Nenets family.