"It's not so much rubbing noses as sniffing someone you love -- their nose, cheeks, forehead -- in a nuzzily show of affection.
And it's not done instead of kissing. It's usually a greeting rather than a romantic overture. In fact, in some northern cultures this is only done between mothers and children.
So the mental image we might have had of the "Eskimo kiss" was misleading. And that's true of some other stereotypes.
For instance, there's not one Eskimo people. There's the Kalaallit in Greenland, the Inuvialuit in Canada, and the Inupiaq, Yuplit, and Alutiiq in Alaska -- just to name a few. Some Alaskan indigenous people accept the term Eskimo. Other peoples consider it offensive, because it was a label applied by Europeans and others. The arctic peoples of Canada and Greenland in general prefer the term Inuit.
David Joanasi, information officer of Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami, a group representing the Inuit, says he grew up with this custom in northern Canada.
In his culture "it's called a kunik," he says. "When you're an infant and a little kid, your parents and grandparents and older siblings sniff you and rub your face with their nose." When partners come home at night they might share a kunik to smell each other and nuzzle. There are scent glands in the cheeks, and rediscovering their smell this way is intimate and loving.
I do it to my girlfriend," Joanasi says. "But I wouldn't do it in front of a large audience, the same way you wouldn't French kiss your partner in front of a bunch of kindergartners."..." #decolonize#tradition#wayoflife#culture#bond#motherearth#mother#childhood#childhood#inuit#inuktitut#arctic#ontario#toronto#quebec#nunavut#halifax#firstnations#vancouver#britishcolumbia#alberta#edmonton#calgary#saskatoon#winnipeg#canada#government#alaska#strength
The avenue leading to the Hellbrunn Palace in Salzburg. Remember when Captain von Trapp and his friends from Vienna drove along here while Maria and the children were climbing the trees? Visiting Hellbrunn Park is one of my top ten things to do in Salzburg. Get the rest of the story at The Big Bus Tour and Travel Guide (thebigbus.com.au).
Stigle su nam nove info ploče kojima ćemo obilježiti znamenitosti u Sutivanu - crkvica Sv.Ivana na Bunti, Mlin, Katakombe, Kavanjinove dvore, ...
Nadamo se da će Vam se svidjeti :) We have a new info boards which will mark the sights around Sutivan :) Enjoy your sightseeing :)