[Skip to main content]

News

Back to article list

Living with the Inugguit

by Stephen Leonard, Research Fellow 2009-2013

A rare glimpse of daily life among the remnants of the last hunter-gatherer communities of the Polar North, where traditional culture is rapidly being eroded by consumerism and climate change, can be seen online from today.

Shot during a year-long stay with the Inugguit, who live in north-west Greenland, Dr Stephen Leonard's footage documents the lives of the last Inuit people still hunting seals and narwhals with harpoons, and records some of the songs and stories of a community whose vulnerable language, Inuktun, has never been written down in full.
Yet it also captures the fragile nature of a traditional way of life which is perhaps reaching its end. Hunting is becoming increasingly dangerous on the disappearing sea ice of north-west Greenland, but there is little alternative employment. Leonard found a world that has had to come face to face with the effects of climate change and the immediate threat it poses to their culture.

 

 

Back to article list

Research Articles

Will one be forgotten?

Internet Freedom and Data Protection After Google Spain by Dr David Erdos

The Old Library Blog

Front Court Magazine

Image of the cover of the latest issue of Front Court

Issue 26
Autumn 2017

in this issue:

  • Behind the lens: THwomen40 photographic portraits
  • A new Hall portrait
  • Brexit and UK trade

View the page-turn issue

Gift Shop

Mugs, pens and more

Buy Trinity Hall gifts

Take Trinity Hall with you wherever you go, from China mugs to pens and notecards.

Shop now!

[Go back to the top of the page]