inuit tunumer

 

Greenland
07.06.18
inuit

Tunumer Inuit (rudely called Eskimo) - The Inuit people don’t understand the concept of private ownership referred to material things and to people. They are used to govern themselves without anyone being a chief and it’s hard for them to conceive the idea of a political structure governing their lives from above. Children’s education is quite important and, although the children are constantly looked after, they grow free to do anything they like without inhibitions and imposed limits, unaware of concepts such as punishment and retribution. Currently, the Inuit culture and the survival of these people are strongly endangered, due to the economic and social changes and to the life conditions resulting from climate and environmental changes and from the higher influence and penetration of Western culture and lifestyle. Their lives are also threatened by the strong pressures made by the economic powers, who are interested in more freedom in effortlessly exploiting the many natural resources of their territory. Therefore, these people are progressively modifying their lifestyle, adapting them to new cultural models and, in fact, losing contact with their ancestral roots. Consequently, this progressive denaturalization of the Inuit culture and of their life habits results in a social estrangement expressed with extremely high rates of alcoholism and suicides. Moreover, the Greenpeace campaign that ended in the prohibition to chase seals, has created serious survival problems for the natives, who now have lost their main means of support that for centuries allowed them to survive in an extremely harsh land. Robert Peroni, an alpinist from Alto Adige, is the spokesperson for these problems. After having left everything behind, over 30 years ago he moved to Tasiilaq in Greenland to know these people better and promote their case, starting projects to safeguard their culture.

 

FACEBOOK

PROGRAMM 2018 TO BE CONFIRMED
MUSIC, CULTURE, FOOD, TRADITIONS, INDIGENOUS GROUPS
IF BAD WEATHER ALL GUARANTEED INDOOR