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Tradition Fuels a Modern Home

A wall displaying a medley of interesting objects.

A wall at the Olsen family home, decorated with objects across Greenland and beyond.

Follow along with Arctic Deeply as it takes its first steps in Sisimiut, Greenland.

The past and present come together as Meet the North is invited into Tukumminnguaq Olsen’s home for a family meal.

I asked Tuku for a recommendation on who to meet next in order to get a better understanding of Greenlandic life (I’m fascinated by the connections revealed one introduction at a time), and she invited me over for dinner to meet her parents.

I arrived at a modern house on the edge of town. Tuku had gathered her long dark hair into a high bun, similar to the traditional Greenlandic style, and she wore earrings made from narwhal tusk carved into tiny polar bear heads.

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