Equality
for all

We are a non-profit organisation that initiates and supports a decolonisation process based upon Inuit values as well as helping to create equality for Inuit.

Who we are

Nalik is a non-profit organisation established in Denmark on 28th January 2018, with the aim of providing a richer narrative about Kalaallit Nunaat Greenland from an Inuit perspective.

Our goal is to shed light on Greenland’s history and review the concept of decolonisation in collaboration with other organisations and researchers. Our approach involves holding public events in the form of presentations and discussions, so that we can create a decolonisation process through the exchange of knowledge.

Our guiding principles

1

Exchange of knowledge and perspectives

2

An open conversation room so we can hear your voice

3

Understanding each other through dialogue

Become a member

You can become a member of Nalik if you would like to contribute to the decolonisation process. The annual fee is 100 DKK, which can be paid through the link below.

Member benefits:
  • Support the cause
  • Attend events
  • Help to positively influence current issues for Greenlandic people

Optional: To instead make a one-off donation click here

Our Team

Student, Arctic studies, KU

Naduk

A board member of Nalik and a student at Greenland & arctic studies, University of Copenhagen.

Through her education Naduk has a historical knowledge about the Inuit history and culture and the historical colonialism between Greenland and Denmark. She is a passionated Inuit artist who likes to discover new disciplines and ways of expressing her culture and thoughts. In her work she has a creative mindset on how to face and approach the current postcolonial challenges in the Inuit and Danish society and is a keen speaker in several podcasts productions e.g. Mino talks, that represents minority cultures and groups.

Psychologist MA

Sanne

A board member of Nalik, Sanne is a clinical psychologist, whose work focuses on Indigenous methodologies & psychology, discursive issues and perspectives, and social-, development- & integrational-psychology.

Sanne has worked with a range of non-profit youth organisations and Inuit children in Denmark, and recently carried out a study in Aotearoa, New Zealand; a research center at Massey University, that specialises in research for indigenous wellbeing and mental health. The study focused on how to apply indigenous principles, values and worldviews within the field of research and psychology, and how to elevate mental health and wellbeing for the Inuit.

As a psychologist Sanne recognises the post-colonial marginalisation and challenges that Inuit encounter, which is embedded structurally, and at various levels of society. With this understanding, Sanne strives to spread knowledge about discrimination, post-colonial power structures, with their ramifications upon Inuit mental health, whilst working towards a future that is positive for both Inuit and Danes, and inclusive of the Inuit culture, values and worldview.

Student, Arctic Studies, KU

Amalie

A board member of Nalik and a student of Greenlandic and Arctic Studies at University of Copenhagen.

In the light of her studies where colonialism has a central role on the curriculum, Amalie spends a lot of time experiencing and researching the colonial structures in the danish system. To oppose and contend the discrimination people with Greenlandic heritage experience, she has become very passionate about intersectionality and anti-racism, and it has become central part in her life both professionally and personally. In her work, Amalie is focused on the different intersections a person can hold, and how different systems and structures discriminate on the bases of these intersections. This can be seen in how Amalie sees and works with Greenlandic and Inuit content and topics.

Student, Global Studies, RUC

Mira

Mira is a board member of Nalik and a Masters student of Global Studies at RUC.

Miras studies depart mainly from decolonialism, a school of thought concerned with indigenous knowledge production within the indigenous cultural, social, historical and economic experience, freed from the historically Eurocentric reproductions of it, or, the epistemological violence practised within Western academia. She understands globalisation as an economic continuation of colonialism, yet focuses on how formerly colonised indigenous communities obtain political agency and autonomy internationally. Next to the indigenous episteme gaining foothold and recognition within Western academia, Mira is involved with how emerging global actors such as activists, scholars, authors, journalists and artists all contribute to the decolonisation process and provide a field where discussions of historical trauma, cultural genocide, racism and identity issues provoke clear thoughts and actions amongst us all. She uses her own personal experience of growing up with the social implications of being both Greenlandic and Danish in Denmark in her studies, and is currently working on an autoethnographic project about her reconnection with Greenlandic culture, inspired by the disproportionate invisibility of Greenlandic culture in Denmark and how it is effecting the cultural identity of the Greenlandic diaspora.

Sociologist MA

Siri

Board member at Nalik

Siri has a background in sociology, medical anthropology and public health. Throughout her work Siri has specialised on inequality and inequity in health specifically with a focus on minorities primarily within the field of sexual health and HIV prevention. Through her work, Siri has focused on post colonialism and how that affects adherence and uptake of health services. She is interested in culture-bound syndromes and how they are perceived and understood.

Siri believes strongly in intersectional approaches, especially at a time where identity politics are discussed broadly. Inequalities interact with one another and it is important to have a holistic mindset when approaching unfairness and injustice in society.

Siri is involved in Nalik because she is passionate about Nalik’s values and because her family has experienced and lived through the challenges that come with merging Inuit and Danish cultures and values. Her own understanding and experiences of her Inuit heritage has been shaped by narratives that she feels has been coloured by the fact that Inuit people are in large marginalised within Danish society.

She is excited about the opportunity to engage in conversations within Nalik to work towards a richer understanding of Inuit history and values within the Danish context.

Psychology BA, translator

Tone

Board member of Nalik and social justice advocate
Spoken languages Greenlandic, English and danish.
Tone was born in Nuuk, but her family comes from Upernavik in northern Greenland

Tone works with an intersectional approach with an understanding that all forms of oppression are interconnected and advocates for collective liberation.
In Nalik Tone works creating educational content and making Greenlandic Inuit more visible in a way that reflects Inuit reality, to battle stereotyping and racism.
It’s her vision that the Greenlandic Inuit get to embrace and be proud of their culture and heritage. By decolonizing, reconnecting with our roots and building up our communities we will be paving the way for a better future for our future ancestors.

Let’s dream together, plan together and act together...

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