Qaanaaq won’t help hunters anymore


The municipality of Qaanaaq in north Greenland told local hunters this month that it intends to stop giving them any more money.

Qaanaaq’s hunters have been faced with hard times on the land, which they say is due to climate change. The municipality had been helping them out.

But on Jan. 8, Qaanaaq leaders informed local hunters that they would no longer help them because “the good season for hunting and fishing is starting.”

However, Qaanaaq hunters still say they feel the negative impacts of climate change. Ice near Siorapaluk, north of Qaanaaq, is still not strong enough to maintain the weight of a dogteam.

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