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GNM was asked by AL and DM to explain the institution of Sacred Reindeer among the Evens. She explained the details about the consecration of sacred reindeer, and how offerings to sacred fire are made. Then she added how she performs fumigation for children in the village school, about the organisation of the new village festival hebdjek, about Even lullabies and the rituals of femininity (wedding, first menstruation).