On June 5th 2023, Naleraq will host the conference “Nunarput – Land Back” in Katuaq, Nuuk. The conference will center on colonialism, decolonization, Inuit self-determination, Inuit mental health, Inuit businesses and Greenland’s independence. The purpose of the conference is to give citizens, researchers, professionals and politicians the opportunity to meet, discuss and share knowledge and experiences on the topics.
The topics mentioned above are neglected by successive governments in Greenland, especially from the largest parties as well as various institutions. To counter the neglect, Naleraq has chosen to organize this conference to create a space for dialogue and knowledge-sharing for all interested parties.
The conference will be held in Greenlandic and English and will be open and free for all to attend.
Conference host: Qupanuk Olsen
Panel moderator: Juno Berthelsen
|Land Back Conference – Sponsored by: Naleraq|
|June 5th 2023|
|12:00||Welcome, opening remarks||TBA||TBA|
|12:30||Keynote||Julie Edel Hardenberg||Born into colonial power structures – decolonizing my mind|
|13:00||Keynote||Lars Jensen||Now that we agree that Danish rule in Greenland was colonial, when did colonialism end?|
|14:00||Panel Discussion||Miriam Cullen, Svend Hardenberg, Pele Broberg, Gudmundur Alfredsson||Greenlandic Independence – International legal framework and Inuit identity|
|15:00||Keynote||Julia Suarez-Krabbe||The other side of globalization: Racism and decolonization beyond Eurocentrism|
|16:15||Keynote||Najannguaq D. Christensen, Tina Naamansen and Josefine Lee Stage||Colonial reminiscences in Danish out-of-homecare practice and how it it shows|
|17:15||Panel Discussion||Naja Graugaard, Arnârak Patricia Bloch, Najannguaq D. Christensen, Tina Naamasen, Tida Ravn||Colonial atrocities (Spiralsagen (IUD scandal), juridisk faderløse (legally fatherless), eksperimentbørn (the Experiment-children))|
|17:45||Keynote||Jess G. Berthelsen||SIK Chairman – speech with following Q.A.|
|19:30||Keynote||Arnârak Patricia Bloch||Our Mental Health|
|20:00||Concluding conversation||Pele Broberg and Arnârak Patricia Bloch||Nunarput – a Nation state|
Arnârak Patrica Bloch
Najannguaq D. Christensen
Julie Edel Hardenberg
Jess G. Berthelsen