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Do not let this culture melt

old man watchingEven in the coldest, most isolated places a rich culture can be found. The Greenlandic Inuits have lived on the ice for over 45,000 years. During our travels we were gifted an insight into this ancient yet adapted life style of residents in Nuuk. Young children played soccer in the playgrounds as old man watch over their streets and oceans.

The first Greenlandic man I spoke to told me “the word Inuit means hunters, we are hunters” he said smiling up at the ice. With that I realised that living among these frozen oceans and hunting such well adapted animals requires a great depth of learning and teaching. Wisdom seems to be as apparent as the ice here. have a lot to learn and a lot to see.

There is strong pride in the hearts of the the indigenous people here, and their identities reflect their skilled hunting practices and traditions. The landscape provides a sort of freedom I’ve never felt before, distracting my mind from the unnecessary pressures and expectations of modern society that just last week I held so closely.

About the Author Kalinda Palmer

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I can’t express how much I value the environment and the land we live on.

Studying VCE Environmental Science in 2014 has educated me on the issues relating to global warming and climate change. I am now studying VCE Environmental science, Biology, Chemistry and Agriculture and have my final year exams in November.
My studies highlighted the fragility of the polar ice caps and the environmental consequences of habitat loss. Comprehending how quickly the world is changing I believe that action needs to take place as expeditiously as possible.

I feel a strong sense of responsibility to help protect the world we walk, swim and crawl on.


2 Comments on “Do not let this culture melt

von emjay Antworten

Very beautiful pictures and an inspirational post! Thank you for that. Greetings from Hamburg

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    von kalinda Antworten

    Thanks emjay! Greetings from Qassiarsuk. Can’t believe that we are already leaving tomorrow.. 🙁


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