Associate Professor at Aalborg University, Alyne Elizabeth Delaney participated in the symposium

Associate Professor at Aalborg University, Alyne Elizabeth Delaney participated in the symposium "On Land, Water and Ice: Indigenous Societies and the Changing Arctic" last week at Hokkaido University in Japan

"It was an excellent panel which spoke to current realities and future prospects in terms of climate change, and the political climate. We had lots of interesting questions and interactions, and given Greenland’s unique situation compared to the rest of the Arctic, meant symposium participants were really engaged and interested," Alyne Elizabeth Delaney says.

The symposium is an international and multi-disciplinary symposium on Indigenous Societies and the Changing Arctic, and the AAU Arctic-Professor participated in the session: "Greenland in the World, Denmark in Greenland: The Contemporary Society of Greenland and its Future." She was joined by Mark Nuttal, University of Alberta/Greenland Climate Research Centre, and Mininnguaq Kleist, Greenland representative to the EU, Brussels.

Alyne presented the paper “Fish is everything: The significance of fisheries in Greenlandic communities and culture."

The symposium was organized by the Slavic-Eurasian Research Centre, Hokkaido University and took place from July 5 to 6.


Mark Nuttal, University of Alberta / Greenland Climate Research Centre).


Left-to-right: Minori Takahashi, Hokkaido University ; Alyne Delaney, Aalborg University.