Kategori: Greenlandic politics

ILO-convention – Indigenous People

    This is relevant to Greenland and Inuits because the Convention is Ratified by the Danish Government     C169 – Indigenous and Tribal Peoples Convention, 1989 (No. 169)   Preamble The General Conference of the International Labour Organisation, Having been convened at Geneva by the Governing Body of the International Labour Office, and having met in its 76th Session…

Map of Greenland, Kalaalit Nunaat

Greenland – KaIaalit Nunaaat – is Kim Kielsen facing an unstable autumn?

    By Mikael Hertig * Siumut rebellion is postponed, not closed down As earlier articles have explained, internal dissatisfaction with Kim Kielsen is a threat to his leadership – both in the Siumut party — and the Government, Naalakkersuisut. The threat looks like a big internal challenge to the Siumut party. The Government can hardly just change from one…

Small Greenlandic political party wants to switch from to USA (1.1.)

Proposes to be connected  to  US instead of Denmark Corrected By Mikael Hertig, M of Sci Pol *   Recently Donald Trump proposed  the Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen to buy Greenland of Denmark. This was immediately refused. “Greenland belongs to The Greenlanders”,  Mette Frederiksen said. Since 2009, Greenland has “Self Rule” but recognized as part of “Kingdom of Denmark”…

Foto af Nivi Olsen, Demokraterne Greenland

Greenland: The Democrats interfere in Siumut quarrel

  By Mikael Hertig, Denmark. Master of Political Science August 14 2019         The party “Democrats” intervenes in the Siumut Party’s internal conflict.       The Democrats weak support to independence Like most of the  Greenlandic parties, also the Democrats claims to work for full independence. Greenland is a former Danish colony. Today, Greenland is governed…

Map of Greenland in northern circumpolar

Greenland: Kielsen will not retire immidiately – but later UPDATED

Crisis in Government of Greenland: Kielsen will retire at a later stage By Mikael Hertig August 14 2019     As mentioned in an article yesterday, seven members of  the chair of Siumut party (“Siumut” = “Avance”) claimed the retirement of Kim Kielsen, Prime Minister of Government of Greenland . The crisis is obvious, and the weakened Prime Minister has…

Majority in Greenlands party Siumut demands resignation of their Governor

      Kim Kielsen’s position as country chairman is under threat   Photo of National Chairman Kim Kielsen taken from his New Year’s speech     A majority of Inatsisartut’s Siumut group in a press release late Monday demanded Naalakkersuisut chairman Kim Kielsen step down. This is what the Greenlandic newspaper Sermitsiaq writes early Tuesday morning.     Seven…

A Greenlandic perspective on the Greenlandic economy

Adam Grydehøj is a researcher in microstates and island communities, with a focus on the Arctic region and China. He is director of the Island Dynamics research institute (www.islanddynamics.org), executive editor of Island Studies Journal (www.islandstudies.ca), and guest lecturer in political science at Ilisimatusarfik/University of Greenland. A Danish version of this article  was first published in Sermitsiaq.     Adam…

Greenlands leading party Siumut is at risc of being cleaved in two

  The leading Siumut Party is at risk at being split up in two after the  congress July 26. Thinking in European logics, a cleavage wood seem inevitable. However, Greenlanders think and act in a culture trying to avoid conflicts. And if conflicts comes to the surface, to live with them if possible. Greenland’s near future depends on the result…