NAPA works to increase Nordic trust.
Trust requires knowledge about each other, and we see a great need to promote Arctic perspectives throughout the Nordic region. In everyday life, there is relatively good access to other Nordic cultural expressions in Greenland, especially from Denmark. There is less access to Arctic perspectives in the rest of the Nordic region. We do not have a common Nordic language, and few learn Greenlandic. Inuit culture is relatively unknown in Scandinavia and the culture is very different from the old farming culture of the Norsemen. There is nevertheless a circumpolar relationship between indigenous peoples in the Nordic countries, with common experiences from the Arctic. Inuit culture is a culture and a people who have lived in harmony with nature for millennia.
The Nordic region has a great need for many perspectives to become the world’s most sustainable region. Arctic perspectives can provide understanding and competence about a sustainable way of life based on old traditions. Through the Culture Support Programme, NAPA has, among other things, supported a network of young environmental activists and dissemination of old craft traditions.
NAPA works cross-sectorally and interdisciplinary to help ensure that Arctic perspectives are seen and recognized throughout the Nordic region.
NAPA is a visible player and contributes to the Nordic interests in Greenland.
For example, NAPA supported the Nordic program at the Nuuk International Film Festival (NIFF). We continue to work with NIFF and the Government of Greenland to ensure a sustainable structure around film production and the film industry in Greenland.