Resources from elsewhere

As connections with the outside world improve, more and more resources are imported into the Arctic region.

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  • How do you think the import of resources from outside the Arctic region has affected the lives of the indigenous people?
The road to Qaanaaq Airport
The road to Qaanaaq airport. The road is sometimes eroded by water from the melting glacier.
Two men on sledge
Two men on sledge with traditional and modern products.
Greenland junk or spare parts
Junk or spare parts
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  • How many items in these pictures do you think have been imported into the Qaanaaq region of Greenland? Make a list of them, where do you think they might come from?
  • What problems can imported goods cause?
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Aaju talks about sealskin products as a source of income for Inuit people in the Canadian Arctic