The Nenets are a Samoyedic ethnic group native to northern arctic Russia. Nenets have lived a nomadic lifestyle for thousands of years, with several generations migrating with their reindeer herds across the same routes their ancestors did. Allegra Ally traveled to the Yamal Peninsula in Siberia to live with the Kudi family for two months, and document their way of life in one of the harshest environments on our planet. As temperatures rise across the world, the rates of global warming are currently twice as fast in the Arctic, dramatically impacting the way of life for the Nenets.
New Path opens a window on Nenet life today, showcasing their adaptations to modern life and the challenges they now face in the light of expanding resource extraction in the Arctic, globalization, and climate change.
Schilt Publishing, 2019