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||Between 1946 and 1951, Johanne Sorensen (later Hoeg), the first Danish Bahá’í, sends letters and Bahá’í literature to 93 towns, villages, settlements, and radio stations throughout Greenland.
- Hendrik Olsen, the first Bahá’í indigenous to Greenland, enrols in 1965 after receiving a Bahá’í book from Miss Sorensen in 1946 and maintaining a 17-year correspondence with her.
||Johanne Sorensen; Hendrik Olsen
||Palle Benemann Bischoff the first to become a Bahá’í in Denmark, settles in Aasiaat, becoming the first Bahá’í to live in Greenland. [MC22]
- He is best known for being the first person to teach the Greenlanders to ski and for having organized the first ski competition in West Greenland.
||Palle Benemann Bischoff
|1965 15 Jul
||Hendrik Olsen, the first indigenous Greenlander to become a Bahá’í, enrols.
|1979 17 Apr
||The first local spiritual assembly in Greenland is formed in Nuuk.
||The National Spiritual Assembly of Greenland is formed with is seat in Nuuk. About 35 to 40 people attended the inaugural Convention. [BINS270:3; BW92–3:119; VV121, CBN Jan92 p2]