Angaangaq is 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 40 countries around the world including South Africa, North America, South America, Asia, Arctic Europe, Russia, and Siberia.
As a traditional healer, storyteller and carrier of a Qilaut (drum), Angaangaq conducts Healing Circles, Intensives and sweat lodges integrating the wisdom of traditional Inuit teachings from the unwritten healing traditions of the Eskimo-Kalaallit people.
Angaangaq is internationally respected in native communities as an Elder of the Canadian-based Four Worlds International Institute for Human and Community Development and with the World Council of Elders.
Angaangaq is a keynote speaker at international conferences and symposia on environmental and indigenous issues. Angaangaq participates in peace and spiritual vigils with the United Nations, speaking on panels for the United Nation Environmental Protection Agency, the Panel on Religion and Spirituality, the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, as well as the Panel for UNESCO´s Oceans, Fishers and Hunters. His work is acclaimed in promoting interracial and intercultural harmony.
Angaangaq is an Elder of the Tribal Link Foundation, Inc. and a member of the World Commission on Global Consciousness and Spirituality acting as liaison to indigenous tribes. He is associated with the United Religions Initiative in alliance with the United Nations, the Club of Budapest International, The Masters Group, the Earth Restorations Corps., and the Jane Goodall Institute. He is an Elder in association with West VirginiaUniversity and speaks frequently at Universities and colleges in North America and Europe. Sharing healing circles with leaders of small villages and indigenous tribes from around the world is among his most rewarding work.
Among the world healers and speakers, Angaangaq has shared the dais with: Jane Goodall, Dr. Phil Lane, Co-coordinator of Four Worlds International & Four Directions, Chief Oren Lyons, Faith Keeper of the Onondaga Nation, Mercedes and Geraldo Barrios, Dr. Theo Paredes, and the Zulu spiritual leader, Credo Mutwa. Angaangaq is a dear friend of Grandfather William Commanda, Elder of the Algonquin Nation and the Circle of All Nations in Ottawa.
Angaangaq, or Uncle as he is known around the Globe, has addressed audiences in more than 40 countries on a wide range of issues, including the impact of climate change on the indigenous peoples of the arctic region. He conveys his message through a combination of storytelling, song and drumming, and dialogue with program participants. Angaangaq is also a skilled mediator and facilitator, helping resolve intra-familial and tribal/community disputes through the use of talking circles.
Uncle has spoken before governments, politicians and United Nations councils. He is an internationally respected Elder for the Native Communities of the Circumpolar Arctic, North and South America and Europe. Angaangaq is a member of the World Wisdom Council and World Commission on Global Consciousness and Spirituality and an Elder of the Tribal Link Foundation, Inc., acting as liaison to indigenous tribes. He is associated with the United Religions Initiative in alliance with the United Nations, the Club of Budapest International, The Masters Group, and the Earth Restorations Corps. and Jane Goodall Institute. He is an Elder in association with West Virginia University and speaks frequently at Universities and colleges in North America and Europe. Sharing healing circles with leaders of small villages and indigenous tribes from around the world is among his most rewarding work.