Episode 3 – The End of This World
The End of This World, journeys through Sápmi, from Jåhkåmåhkke to Vájsáluokta to tell a story of a reindeer corral carried out on top of a mountain featuring a journey of several losses: of beings, of entire landscapes, and of cultural practices.On Sámi territories, past, present and future converge: historical and present-day colonial forces in place are highlighted as the environmental loss and trauma that inflicts their land is addressed. Expanding hydropower, aggressive forestry, temperature rises, glacier retreat, and neo-colonial initiatives continue to impact the cultural, economic, spiritual, mental and physical health of Sámi reindeer herders and their wider community. By questioning what we should take with us to the next world, The End of this World suggests the importance of collective grieving: the need to come together in order to elaborate and process experiences of collective trauma and loss.For further details, transcript and images from the process please visit the show notes. The B-side of this podcast is also available. To listen to this, please find it on our podcast page.This episode is produced by Invisible Flock with Jenni Laiti, Carl-Johan Utsi and Land Body Ecologies.