Ingmar Egede, Greenlandic psychologist, educator, and advocate for indigenous rights, was born in Qeqertarsuaq on September 21, 1930. His early years were spent in the communities of Upernavik Kujalleq, Oqaatsut, and Akunnaaq before he left Greenland for further education in Denmark. From 1955 to 1961, Egede served as school principal in Qaanaaq, and after further study in Denmark returned to Greenland to resume teaching in schools in Aasiaat and Maniitsoq from 1962-1968. Egede returned to Denmark to obtain his M.A. in Psychology (1971), after which he served as chief educational psychologist in Greenland. He followed with more than 30 years of advocacy for indigenous rights. He died on August 9, 2003.
See also Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES); International Whaling Commission (IWC); Inuit Circumpolar Conference (ICC); North Atlantic Marine Mammal Commission (NAMMCO); Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs); Siumut
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