EALLU and Arctic Indigenous Peoples´ Food Systems 10 May 2021Arctic PeoplesPathwaysAssociation of World Reindeer Herders (AWRH) The Role of Traditional Knowledge for Sustainable Development The Arctic and sub-Arctic environment, climate and biodiversity are changing in ways unprecedented in our long histories in the North, challenging traditional ways of life, wellbeing and food security, and constituting a legitimate concern for our future. Indigenous reindeer herders’ adaptation to new hazards in the Arctic such as loss of pasture lands is exacerbated by a changing climate. Traditional ways of life, well-being and food security are challenged, which makes us worry about the future of Indigenous peoples. We are concerned that the food culture of Indigenous peoples will be strongly affected. Traditional sources of food for Indigenous peoples, such as reindeer herding, fishing, hunting and gathering berries and other food resources, is a part of the lifestyle, based on experience and knowledge.