"The Disappearing World of the Last of the Arctic Hunters"

"Living in the most northern permanently inhabited settlements in the world, the Inughuit people, or polar Eskimos as they are often known, have eked out an existence in this Arctic desert in the north-west corner of Greenland for centuries. ...

Unlike other Inuit populations across the Arctic, the Inughuit have maintained where possible their ancient way of life, using kayaks and harpoons to hunt narwhal and travelling by dog-sled in winter.

This unique way of life is now under threat."

Stephen Pax Leonard reports for The Observer October 3, 2010.

Monday, October 4, 2010