Sermitsiaq (Greenlandic for Saddle Mountain) is one of two national newspapers in Greenland. The newspaper is published every Friday, while the online version is updated several times daily. The newspaper was published for the first time on 21 May 1958 as a Kalaallisut language alternative to the Danish language newspaper Mikken, which eventually closed in November of the same year. Sermitsiaq was a local newspaper distributed only in Nuuk until around 1980 when the newspaper became national. The newspaper became increasingly political in the period around 1980, after Greenland was granted home rule in 1979.