The Inuit Circumpolar Documentary

No Ice, No Hunting

Reports from the Nanoq-expedition shows how difficult it is to maintain the old cultural dogsled journeys that used to keep people around Baffin Island in contact with each other, people who are closely related in language and culture. Nanoq cant’t go northwest along the shore, but must straight north. That means crossing the glacier into Inglefield Land! Everyone knows that the ice sheet on Greenland is melting. But new research shows it is disappearing much faster than previously thought. For the hunters in the Baffin Bay region, the result is that fjords and bays are covered with ice much later than before. Shorter hunting season means less chances for outcome for people and dogs.


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