Greenland: The land of the people, Part 1 of 2

Nuuk, capital of Greenland (© WikiCommons/Patano)

Little is heard about Greenland in the rest of the world, but in fact, the Greenlandic home-rule government is seen as a model for indigenous groups around the globe. Over the past 30 years, the Inuit in Greenland have gradually taken over power from the Danes, who colonised the island in the 1700’s.

In “The Land of the People”, Michele Ernsting travels to Greenland to talk with people there about the creation and running of their home-rule government.

Producer: Michele Ernsting

Broadcast: November 1996