Sami reindeer herders in Sweden
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The reindeer herders battling an iron ore mine in Sweden

17 August 2014 Last updated at 05:11 BST

A proposed iron mine is causing controversy in northern Sweden.

Test drilling has been taking place by British company Beowulf Mining, and supporters say mining iron ore could provide hundreds of local jobs.

However Sami reindeer herders, part of an indigenous community stretching from Norway in the west, to Russia's Kola Peninsula, claim the mine threatens their way of life,

Stuart Hughes reports from northern Sweden.