Inuit leader • Greenland
“The tradition of my people will be severely tested by the dramatic changes in our environment”
Aqqaluk Lynge has advocated for the greater autonomy of Greenland while promoting Inuit as one people across the Arctic through the Inuit Circumpolar Council (ICC), serving as Chair for 6 years, currently president of ICC Greenland. A member of the Parliament of Greenland for 16 years, he served as Vice Chair of the United Nations Permanent Forum of Indigenous Issues in 2007. As a poet and writer, he has published a dozen books.