TRADITIONS HANDED DOWN
Right from childhood the youngest generations have been taught by fathers and mothers how to make use of the traditional tools and methods of hunting.
Indeed, it is not unusual even today that children capture their first ptarmigan or seal even though they have only just begun attending school.
The first catch is a big event that is celebrated in a similar manner to birthdays…
CLIMATE CHANGE IS THREATENING THE HUNTER CULTURE
The hunters from North Greenland say today, however, that climate change has already led to short periods with much thinner ice or no ice at all in the winter and generally more unstable weather.
This may prove to be a major problem for the hunting culture in certain Greenlandic towns and settlements because the local population’s culture and existence depend on the ice for hunting and capturing prey, as well as for transport.