Melting the Ice in the Heart of Humanity

Melting the Ice in the Heart of Humanity

Monday, July 8, 2019 - 19:00 to 20:30
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“The easiest ice to be melted is the ice on the ground. The hardest ice to be melted is the ice in the heart of humanity. Only by melting the ice in our heart will we have a chance to change and begin to use our knowledge wisely.“

Melting the ice in the heart of Humanity is the instruction that Angaangaq received from his Eskimo-Kalaallit elders to create the change that he did not see possible to achieve through his work at the United Nations.

This evening, Angaangaq will speak about on the ways of his ancestors and how they may help us to change our world for the better. You will experience his way of working and learn about the ancient, orally transmitted teachings of the Eskimo-Kalaallit. Through the storytelling and the use of his powerful voice Angaangaq touches the audience in a deep way and melts the ice in our heart.

About the speaker, Angaangaq Angakkorsuaq

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 50 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.

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