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Comment by Panerak on January 5th, 2011 at 12:11 am

As a grown middle-aged KALAALEQ woman today with little “caucasian ancestry”, born in the south-west of Greenland, it never ceases to amaze me how still so “ignorant” white people are! Granted most ‘human beings’ of ALL of the Americas neither have much care nor desire to “talk” to white people, never really have for decades, certainly not many of our elders, no matter from where. Main reason being that you are “simply just too different”, from all of us, regardless of which/what tribe we may hail from, from the entire lands of the Americas. ‘We’, consider ourselves “family”, all of us. Common sense TODAY, tells us that our ancestors (ALL Native Americans) are first off from ASIA, starting from time immemorial ago ofcourse! Through first off from similar meanings and sounds of words in our dialects and/or languages, our general demeanors, attitudes and way of mannerisms, facial characteristics, etc. clearly tells us that NO MATTER where we had ended up from our MIGRATIONS “starting” from the lands of MONGOLIA, we ALL “recognize eachother”, as FAMILY! ALL of us Native Americans, whether having ended up (few at a time stopped migrating and making up TRIBAL families)-in North SIBERIA, ALASKA, CANADA, GREENLAND, US, CENTRAL AMERICA and SOUTH AMERICA. WE, the ‘human beings’ (which we ALL call ourselves), are all NATIVE AMERICANS. No matter of which Caucasian race from Europe/Scandinavia may have come and terrorized, murdered and stolen from US, ALL of us! I, having been born at the south-west region of Greenland, do NOT recognize and accept the term neither ‘Inuk’ and/or ‘eskimo’, of which latter IS a derogatory term for the INUIT people! I AM a KALAALEQ of the tribe KALAALLIT (-lower western and south-west region of Greenland only). We recognize the INUIT’s REGION being at and north of the ARCTIC CIRCLE, only. ..probe on a little more, we ARE, at long last, starting to come around (to talk)!!!

Kind regards,

Panerak (little daughter)

Comment by Jennifer Tanabe on January 14th, 2011 at 11:11 am

Thank you for your comment. It is very helpful to hear your understanding of these terms (as noted in the article “eskimo” is considered derogatory, yet still in common use). New World Encyclopedia is greatly enriched by such feedback.

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