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Culture and identity

The four core values of the municipality – solidarity, learning, diversity and hospitality – are strongly linked to the Greenlandic culture and identity. But culture is not made of cultural institutions alone; it includes social and sports associations, leisure life, arts and handicraft, sledge dogs, the Greenlandic language and other Greenlandic traditions carried by a strong sense of solidarity. This is a common feature of the population - even though there are naturally individual distinctive features and differences in the municipality.

The core values also imply a desire in the municipality for better integration of migrants in the municipality. Including improved availability of language learning opportunities for newcomers. This will create better value in integration for both the community as well as the community. The linguistic barrier between local and newcomers needs to be reduced by first and foremost creating a curiosity for learning, which is created through better offerings and opportunities.

In Avannaata Kommunia, we highly value culture and the municipality is characterised by a strong and vivid cultural and social life under constant development. This trademark is to be maintained and expanded – for our own sakes, but also because it is an important part of our basis for existence: Fishing, sealing, whaling and tourism. We also consider culture as one of the best means to invite the rest of the world inside, creating new co-operations and dialogue.

Culture has numerous faces and therefore makes demands on the physical settings – indoor as well as outdoor. To citizens, especially the setting for day-to-day town and social life is vital and should receive special attention. To tourists and other visitors, other things are more important, things like the presentation and packaging of the unique experiences of nature and culture on offer in our municipality.


Last edited 3-1-2018


Avannaata Kommunia
Noah Mølgaardip Aqq. 9
Postboks 1023
3952 Ilulissat

Telefon: (+299) 70 18 00

GER-nr: 37488909