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Feature - Greenlandic Inuit Emigration
Jonas Bendiksen
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...

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GREENLAND. Oqaatsut. 2018. A woman takes her daily exercise walk...
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GREENLAND. Oqaatsut. 2018. Paulus Gabrielsen, a hunter- and fisherman...
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GREENLAND. Oqaatsut. 2018. Paulus Gabrielsen, a hunter- and fisherman...
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GREENLAND. 2018. Oqaatsut. Paulus Gabrielsen, a hunter- and fisherman...
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GREENLAND. Oqaatsut. 2018. Oqaatsut, a small village of about...
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GREENLAND. Oqaatsut. 2018. Sled dogs outside a house in Oqaatsut,...
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GREENLAND. Oqaatsut. 2018. Playground set in the snow. Oqaatsut,...
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GREENLAND. Oqaatsut. 2018. Oqaatsut, a small village of about...
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GREENLAND. Oqaatsut. 2018. Two men leaving by dogsled for the...
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GREENLAND. Oqaatsut. 2018. Oqaatsut, a small village of about...
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GREENLAND. Oqaatsut. 2018. Oqaatsut, a small village of about...
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GREENLAND. Oqaatsut. 2018. Marie (9), one of four pupils at Oqaatsut's...
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GREENLAND. Oqaatsut. 2018. All the four pupils at Oqaatsut's...
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GREENLAND. Oqaatsut. 2018. Two of the four pupils at Oqaatsut's...
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GREENLAND. Oqaatsut. 2018. All the four pupils at Oqaatsut's...
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GREENLAND. Oqaatsut. 2018. Ivalo Olsen, originally from Ilulissat,...
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GREENLAND. Oqaatsut. 2018. Ivalo Olsen, originally from Ilulissat,...
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GREENLAND. Oqaatsut. 2018. Ivalo Olsen, originally from Ilulissat,...
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GREENLAND. Ilulissat. 2018. View of the town of Ilulissat, Greenland's...
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GREENLAND. Ilulissat. 2018. A man crosses a crack in the ice...
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GREENLAND. Ilulissat. 2018. Man walks among fishing boats frozen...
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GREENLAND. Ilulissat. 2018. A group of men try to free a small...
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GREENLAND. Ilulissat. 2018. A man walks among fishing boats frozen...
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GREENLAND. Ilulissat. 2018. View of the town of Ilulissat, with...
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GREENLAND. Ilulissat. 2018.. A recreational bench, with an iceberg...
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GREENLAND. Nuuk. 2018. One of the older apartment buildings of...
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GREENLAND. Nuuk. 2018. Young people play around on an iced-up...
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GREENLAND. Nuuk. 2018. Twins Sara and Stina Olsvig, 16, who are...
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GREENLAND. Nuuk. 2018. Sisters Julia and Vivi Knudsen, who fish...
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GREENLAND. Nuuk. 2018. Sisters Julia and Vivi Knudsen, who fish...
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GREENLAND. Nuuk. 2018. In Greenland's capital Nuuk (pop. 17,500),...
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GREENLAND. Nuuk. 2018. The car of Julia Knudsen, who spends a...
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GREENLAND. Nuuk. 2018. Greenland's population is becoming more...
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GREENLAND. Nuuk. 2018. Apartment buildings of Nuuk (pop. 17,500),...
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GREENLAND. Nuuk. 2018. Aviaq Fleischer, a PHD student, rolls...
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GREENLAND. Nuuk. 2018. Aviaq Fleischer, a PHD student, and mother...
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GREENLAND. Nuuk. 2018. Birthday "kaffemik" (Greenlandic social...
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GREENLAND. Nuuk. 2018. Nive Nielsen, a Greenlandic singer, musician...
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GREENLAND. Nuuk. 2018. Nive Nielsen, a Greenlandic singer, musician...
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GREENLAND. Nuuk. 2018. Polar bear sits in the window of Nuuk...
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GREENLAND. Nuuk. 2018. Greenland's population is becoming more...
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GREENLAND. Nuuk. 2018. In Greenland's capital Nuuk (pop. 17,500),...
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GREENLAND. Nuuk. 2018. Downtown Nuuk. Greenland's population...
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GREENLAND. Kangerlussuaq. 2018. People boarding an Air Greenland...
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