Tag Archives: Greenland

Climate change? Bring it on, Greenlanders say

“We are probably one of the very few countries in the world that can say not only that climate change is not to our detriment, but that it has positive results – it makes it easier for us to have … Continue reading

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Modern films for a new nation

This may not be news to you but clued out as I often am, it’s news to me. The producers of Nuummioq, billed as “the first international feature to ever come out of Greenland,” are still exhibiting their film at … Continue reading

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Greenland lifts ban on uranium exploration

Note that the Greenland government’s justification for doing this is to help an Australian firm called Greenland Minerals and Energy Ltd. extract rare earths, which cannot be mined without also mining uranium, from a deposit in the southwest of the … Continue reading

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Does the Inuit Circumpolar Council have a future?

In the organ that I edit, Poul Krarup, the editor of Sermitsiaq, asks, but does not entirely answer, a question that people started asking more than 20 years ago: The ICC has gone from being a protest organization to the … Continue reading

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A big new history of Arctic sovereignty

Shelagh Grant talks to Macleans about her new book,  Polar Imperative: A History of Arctic Sovereignty in North America, and she’s rather less than optimistic about the future: In the last three months, China — which claims to be building … Continue reading

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The Arctic’s last idealist

What happens to a nationalist movement that can’t find a way to pay for its aspirations? Aqqaluk Lynge, the urbane poet-politican who currently heads the Inuit Circumpolar Council’s Greenland section, doesn’t even try to reconcile the irreconcilable, as is evidenced … Continue reading

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The Globe’s hot for Greenland

Emulating Greenland Nice idea — if  you could actually get there.

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Greenland now a “red” state, sort of

Voters in Greenland gave the Inuit Ataqatigiit party what amounts to a landslide victory in the island’s June 2 parliamentary election. IA’s big win means the social democratic Siumut party is out of power for the first time in 30 … Continue reading

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The King of Greenland

A vastly over-refreshed ex-premier of Greenland, Jonathon Motzfeldt, got himself and his Siumut party into a spot of bother last month. The fading septuagenarian was not quite himself this past May 16, when a helicopter crew deemed him too tired … Continue reading

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