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the largest island in the world

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In the south, they are planting forests and growing potatoes, and Ole the fisherman's laissez faire attitude about it seems typical of Greenlanders.
But Greenlanders are one of the few aboriginal societies on the planet that is dominant (almost 90 per cent of the population) on a large territory: the world's biggest island.
The Greenlanders live in a different country and have much more control over their lives, but they belong to the same Inuit culture that extends right across the high north from Alaska to Greenland.
On the extreme end, the smallest ethnic groups by size of members are Greenlanders, Sardinians and Latin American Creoles.
Many Greenlanders want to use the island's mineral resources as a way to reduce dependency on a subsidy from Denmark which now accounts for about two-thirds of the island's economy.
There is a perception Greenlanders have been put aside a bit.
A logical move would be for Greenlanders to rely on Danish mining and its negotiating and technical experience.
Jensen next examines the history of "contacts and colonisation" during the eighteenth century, focusing on the relations between East Greenlanders and West Greenlanders.
The EU tries hard to promote high environmental standards and Tajani said the Greenlanders are keener on the European approach given the growing attention paid to Arctic mineral and energy resources which pose huge technical challenges to extract.
2) Francis King, of the Sunday Telegraph, describes the Greenland inhabitants as living "without any hatred, acquisitiveness or personal ambition," but as a consequence seem as if they are "having an incredibly boring time of it"; Sheridan Morley, of Punch, complains that the Greenlanders "drift around in a kind of daft no-man's-land trying to preserve themselves from a slow death by sheer boredom"; and David Nathan, of the Jewish Chronicle, protests against what he sees as "a silly, nostalgic look forward to a flower-power Utopia in which everyone's needs are satisfied, mainly by making love and jewellery and where no one produces anything.
In February 1982, Greenlanders voted in a referendum to retire from the European Community - this has been in force since 1985.
He examines these themes in works by the authors announced in the title, offering close readings of The Greenlanders and Horse Heaven, (Jane Smiley); The Corrections (Jonathan Franzen); and Valparaiso (Don De Lillo).
It's supposed to taste like fresh coconut, but is too tough to chew so Greenlanders usually just swallow it.
I began to understand the posters I saw hanging on Greenland's public buildings that read "Avoid Cultural Prejudice," featuring two mocking Greenlanders in sealskin coats holding a young calf and the words "Save the baby veal.
Although hardly rolling in money, nor always in possession of the latest technology, the Greenlanders manage to keep their runways open and their airports up and running.