(Photo: Getty Images) Houses in GreenlandThis month the Greenland Commission will begin to investigate the colonial abuses, committed by the Kingdom of Denmark in the 1950s.

The Prime Minister of Greenland, Aleqa Hammond stated that Greenland wants to force Denmark to admit human rights abuses against its former colony┬┤s indigenous people to include taking over ancestral hunting grounds and removing children from Inuit families for better integration into Danish society.

The Head of Greenlandic Parliament admits that with the country striving for independence, reconciliation is very important. Hammond recognized that with Greenland aiming to become greatly autonomous, the peoples must know about their history.

Greenland, first colonized by Denmark in the 18th century, gained greater autonomy from Copenhagen in 2009 and its main political parties favour eventual full independence, but the economy remains heavily dependent on Danish financial subsidies.