Greenlanders … they have been always surviving. It’s very difficult to survive here. I’m from the Arctic. For me, it’s not a new thing to meet the mountains, to meet the ice, to meet the wind.
I have been doing this since I was a child. I’m Nick Nelson and I’m from Greenland, born and raised in My father, Nils, he is a hunter. I am an Eskimo. I love the word Eskimo and I love being an Eskimo.
I do. But if you ask my mother, she hates the word. Eskimo means people who eat raw, and we eat raw as well, so this is not wrong. It’s not negative. For me, it’s a brilliant word, like Inuit.
I have been always sailing. My father is a fisherman. I want to follow his steps. I started at 10 years old in a boat and 17 years old, educated as captain. Almost now, 30 years. My name is captain Edward Samuelson.
I like wooden boats because I trust the wood. And after those 30 years, I have been sailing. I have seen how wooden boats react in the sea ice. I trusted the wooden boat because of that. Eskimos and Greenlanders, we hunt always.
Everybody here is a hunter, everybody has a gun, everybody has a boat. This is part of our culture. If we don’t hunt, have to find potatoes. Animals in the Arctic are our potatoes. To hunt is to breathe.
You breathe with your culture. My grandpa … they were hunters, they moved to a town because of their children. And like my mother, she was also thinking: ‘My children, they will get education.’ This means a lot.
So they can have a good life. Lots of people need this apartments of flats. Nobody owns lands here in Greenland. In the past, Danish government owns everything here in Greenland. Greenlanders, we are very good to adapt to changes.
Global warming is not good but we can adapt. Here in Ilulissat, we are around 4,500 and lots of people move here. It’s difficult because the way to get a good life is difficult. It hurts inside, mentally.
This road is not easy. When I was a child here in Disko Bay, the sea got frozen. The beginning of 2000, I moved to Denmark to study. I began to hear global warming and suddenly they were also talking about ‘Greenland is melting’.
I talked to my father, I talked to my family, friends … They were telling me this is true, we don’t get ice any more. This is not only a discussion for Greenlanders, this has to be a discussion for all people.
The iceberg is huge, it’s dangerous. And when you have to sail near them, you see some cracks. But, the start of 2000 … I will tell you two things. It amazed me, this iceberg it begins to … crumbling, like a gunshot.
It’s preparing something to kill but when you hear like a thunder, it’s already done. But when you hear endless thunder you think it can be … The climate change, in my … what I do, is a benefit for me.
20 years ago, we couldn’t sail because we had winter ice. We are now in a warm period. My opinion is the ice age will come again. But the icebergs are getting smaller, the glacier moving too fast and it’s killing up to 80m tons of ice per day.
So, it’s huge amount of ice. We say always we can’t predict the future and we don’t know how it will be in the future with the weather and climate. In the summer, we are warmer, in the winter we are warmer.
Only if you decrease, it means a lot in the Arctic. But sometimes, you don’t believe Greenlanders or Eskimos can do the modern things. If you can survive in the past, you have to be more clever to survive in that extreme environments.
If you have a kayak, it’s made by wood and you put seal skin on a kayak. If I take the skin off the kayak, I will sink, I will die. This is our culture. If you take all this we do off, what do we have left? If we don’t have a culture and know how our history works, an Eskimo is worth nothing.
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