troubled watersLiving on the edge

Living at 77°N

The Inuit who live in Qaanaaq find it difficult to leave the area due to the costs and distances involved. Their lives can be affected by external factors from the outside world.

What impact will developments such as the three below and elsewhere in this section have on the life of a 16 year old student at Avanersuup Atuarfia?


Greenland tourists
Tourists arriving from an expedition cruise ship.
Qaanaaq Glacier
Qaanaaq glacier retreating at the rate of 50cms a year.
Qaanaaq airport road
New road to Qaanaaq airport. It is sometimes eroded by the water from the melting glacier.

Will the impact be the same for a boy and a girl?

Find out more about the Inuit and their environment at the Narwhal Inuit Art Education Foundation and The Narwhal Gallery.

This presentation helps you to discover what it is like to live in the Arctic.

All Greenland photos this page copyright R.Molony


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