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Maligiaq Johnsen Padilla (pronounced muh-LIG-ee-ahk YOON-sen pa-DEE-uh) is a Greenlander (Maligiaq means 'medium-sized wave' in Greenlandic) and a famous kayaker known for his skill with the sea kayak. In 1995, at the age of 13, he won every event in his age group at the National Kayaking Championship.
Born in the United States to an American father and Greenland Inuit mother, Juliane Padilla (née Johnsen), he returned to Greenland at the age of 3 where he was raised in the western coastal town of Sisimiut. Padilla's grandfather, Peter Johnsen, taught him much of what he knows. A skilled kayaker in his own right, Johnsen taught Padilla how to kayak, how to build the boats and how to hunt using a harpoon and rifle. Included in his training were open-ocean skills and traditional kayak building skills. Kayaks built by Padilla are housed at the Greenland National Museum, the Inuit Gallery of Vancouver and the Smithsonian Museum in Washington DC.
Padilla is the only person in history to win four Greenland National Kayaking Championships, winning his first title at 16.
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