Uncle Angaangaq Angakkorsuaq (Kalaallit Nunaat Nation, Greenland)
Angaangaq Angakkorsuaq is a shaman, healer, and storyteller, an Eskimo-Kalaallit Elder whose family belongs to the traditional healers of the Far North from Kalaallit Nunaat, Greenland. His name means ‘The Man Who Looks Like His Uncle’. Uncle, as he is frequently called, bridges the boundaries of cultures and faiths in people young and old. His work has taken him to five continents and over 70 countries around the world including South Africa, North America, South America, Asia, Arctic Europe, Russia, and Siberia. Angaangaq conducts healing circles, intensives, and Aalaartiviit – traditional sweat lodges. His teachings are deeply rooted in the wisdom of the oral healing traditions of his people. In 2004 his family summoned him to the sacred mountain for his initiation as their shaman.
Angaangaq was called by his people to bring home the Sacred Fire to Greenland. In July 2009 Elders from Siberia to Amazonia, from Nepal to Zimbabwe made their way to an ancient sacred site on the Top of the World, fulfilling a prophecy so old – no one knows the time. The trees are once again growing in the North and the seal oil lamp has become a thing of the past. During the three day ceremony Akkaaraq called on Angaangaq to be known as the ‘Great Shaman’.
Angaangaq is a keynote speaker at international conferences on climate change, environmental and indigenous issues. His work is acclaimed in promoting interracial and intercultural harmony.
Project: Healing Center
Aanakasaap Illua means “Grandmother´s Home” and is named after Angaangaq´s Grandmother Aanakasaa. The Healing Center on the Mountain of Qaqqarsuaq near Kangerlussuaq in Kalaallit Nunaat (Greenland) will provide therapy of addictive and other mental disorders, and a hospital, applying the best of both modern and traditional healing modalities.
Aanakasaap Illua will combine sustainable innovative plant growing indoors and permaculture in the area of local medicinal plants, a sustainable farming and aqua farming (Greenland salmon and arctic char, raised in their natural habitat), a hotel, and the sale of goods produced on the premises.
Aanakasaap Illua will be adjacent to the village of Qaqqarsuaq which will house staff members including their families.
Aanakasaap Illua and the village of Qaqqarsuaq will be constructed and run in a self-sustaining and carbon-neutral manner, meeting the highest standards of ecological suitability.
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