Feature - Greenlandic Inuit Emigration
Greenland is facing a migration pattern that, if it continues, is a matter of national survival: The world's biggest island is loosing its women.
Nearly 90 percent of the country's roughly 56,000 inhabitants are Greenlandic inuit. Many young Greenlanders leave the country seeking work and educational opportunities, or alternatives to the traditional indigenous lifestyle abroad. But the women return to Greenland far less often than the men. Today there are less than nine women for every tenth man. To counter the exodus, Greenlandic authorities are working to create jobs that appeal to the country's...