Aviâja Egede Lynge

Member of the General Assembly

Aviâja is an Inuit woman, graduated in social anthropology from the University of Edinburgh (Scotland). Her work and activism focus on promoting the rights of Inuit Indigenous Peoples, particularly for equal access to education.

She has developed learning modules for teachers on culture, identity, indigenous rights and intercultural learning. She was Head of the Department of Higher Education, Inerisaavik, at the University of Greenland. In 2015, she participated in Columbia University’s Human Rights Defenders Program. She currently works as a National Children’s Rights Advocate (Commissioner), is a member of our General Assembly, and works with organizations in Alaska and Canada on Inuit education issues.