Aqqaluk Lynge

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search

Aqqaluk Lynge (born 1947) was the President of the Inuit Circumpolar Council (formerly the Inuit Circumpolar Conference) from 1995 to 2002.[1] He is a former member of the Inatsisartut and one of the founders of the Greenlandic political party Inuit Ataqatigiit. An indigenous Kalaallit, in 2004 Lynge became a member of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues,[2] which is an advisory body to the U.N.'s Economic and Social Council. He was a visiting fellow at the Dartmouth College Institute of Arctic Studies in 2008 and received an Honorary Doctorate in Humane Letters from the college in 2012.[3] Lynge has also become known as an author of poetry and essays.[4]