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Hunting has always been the backbone of Inuit existence in Greenland. While fewer people hunt today than only 10 years ago, hunting remains the main livelihood of families and communities throughout the country. Moving beyond standard essentializing approaches to hunting, this anthropological project explores hunting through the "biosocial". It aims to explore the deep-seated entanglements of human-animal worlds expressed in hunting, and how hunting is affected by (and affects) changes such as pollution, (un-)regulated hunting, fisheries, resource extraction, and sea ice. Thus, exploring dynamic practices around food, family, species, and hunting areas, this project seeks a deeper understanding of the ways in which hunting lives are made and unmade, affording new ones to emerge and old ones to reshape or disappear.