Page 105. " it's a head from the Dorset Culture "
map of Arctic cultures
GNU Free Documentation Licensemap of Arctic cultures - Credit: Masae, Wikipedia

The Dorset culture (approx. 500 BC - 1500 AD) preceded the Inuit culture in Greenland and Arctic North America. According to Inuit legends, the first inhabitants (called Tuniit or Sivullirmiut) were taller and stronger than the Inuit, but they were timid and had to submit to the Inuit.

The earliest research on this culture started in 1925, when some artefacts were found in Cape Dorset, Nunavut in Canada.

Page 107. " it's jazz and yet not jazz "

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Page 109. " the Greenland Ministry wrote in 'Atuagagdliutit' "

Atuagagdliutit is the oldest newspaper in Greenland, whose title can be literally translated as "offered for being read"; this title is spelled in the old-fashioned way, withdrawn in the 1970s (the modern spelling would be "atuagalliutit"). It is now called Atuagagdliutit/Grønlandsposten, as in 1952 it merged with a Danish newspaper and now it is published both in Danish and in Greenlandic.

It is one of two Greenlandic newspapers distributed nationwide. It was first published in 1861 by the Danish geologist, Hinrich Rink, who was concerned about the Inuit losing their national identity. 

Atuagagdliutit/Grønlandsposten website (in Danish and Greenlandic)

Page 120. " the ice in Copenhagen Harbour is not a place where you'd recommend parents to send their children out to play "

 

Copenhagen Harbour in winter
Permission Granted by Copyright Owner for Use on Book DrumCopenhagen Harbour in winter - Credit: Jan Lykke, Flickr
Page 121. " the social democrats in Siumut Party and the reactionary Greenlandic upper class in Atassut "

Siumut (which means 'Forward') is a centre-left social democratic party in Greenland and a consultative member of the Socialist International.

Siumut official website (in Danish and Greenlandic)

Atassut ('Feeling of Community') is a centre-right conservative liberal party and a partner of the Danish Venstre party. The party supports the idea of Greenland remaining an autonomous province within the Kingdom of Denmark.

Atassut official website (in Danish and Greenlandic)