Culture shock

Walter Strong | Kangerlussuaq, Greenland
March 8, 2016
Walter Strong/NNSL photo Traditional Greenlandic drum dancer Ivik Grønvoldin poses with Yellowknife's Ruby Pigott (14), left, Kea Furniss (13) and Wren Acorn (12) March 6. The youth were at the Kangerlussuaq airport waiting for a connecting flight to Nuuk to compete individually in snowshoe biathlon, snowshoe racing, and futsal respectively. The traditional dance of the Greenlandic Inuit reaches back more than 4500 years and invokes the spirit of a time when shamans would use the ritual to cast spells and communicate with spirits.

Walter Strong/NNSL photo
Traditional Greenlandic drum dancer Ivik Grønvoldin poses with Yellowknife’s Ruby Pigott (14), left, Kea Furniss (13) and Wren Acorn (12) March 6. The youth were at the Kangerlussuaq airport waiting for a connecting flight to Nuuk to compete individually in snowshoe biathlon, snowshoe racing, and futsal respectively. The traditional dance of the Greenlandic Inuit reaches back more than 4500 years and invokes the spirit of a time when shamans would use the ritual to cast spells and communicate with spirits.

Walter Strong/NNSL photo A close-up of Grønvoldin in character.

Walter Strong/NNSL photo
A close-up of Grønvoldin in character.