Anthropologist • France
“ The ancient wisdom of the peoples of the Pole can teach us a deeper respect for the Planet ”
Jean-Michel Huctin is member of the European Center for the Arctic (CEARC) at the University of Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines where he teaches anthropology. He has participated in the development of the first international and interdisciplinary Master programme of Arctic studies in France which welcome indigenous students. He is cofounder of the Uummannaq Polar Institute (UPI) in a Greenlandic community of which he speaks the language. His research interests include the study of education and Inuit culture. He is also coauthor and coproducer of the internationally awarded Greenlandic-French feature film "Inuk".