Lloyd Lipsett (Human Rights lawyer) Introduces the Baffinland Mary River mining expansion proposal, and the upcoming environmental review hearings. Lucy Tulugarjuk translates Lloyd's introduction into Inuktitut.
Mixing scenes from past and present, My Father's Land looks at the meanings between Inuit history and modern mining in North Baffin Island; how new media is used to inform and consult Inuit leading up to July 2012 Nunavut Impact Review Board (NIRB) Final Public Hearings on Baffinland's $6 billion Mary River proposal to build the world's largest iron mine on Inuit land between Igloolik and Pond … Uqalimakkanirit
Full story at baffinlandwitness.com. Last Tuesday, QIA negotiator Paul Quassa spoke over Igloolik community radio to summarize the 24-article Inuit Impact and Benefit Agreement (IIBA) offer the association made to Baffinland earlier this month.… Uqalimakkanirit
Full story at baffinlandwitness.com. BW: You’ve been mayor of Igloolik since January. Can you tell me a little bit about your background? NA: My real profession is interpreter-translator—I had a private business as an interpreter-translator in Iqaluit—but I’ve been many things.… Uqalimakkanirit
Full story at baffinlandwitness.com. "When I was a child, we would live out on the land. And I grew up on Baffin, where there were always mountains around us. I loved Baffin because it has colour, it has landscape.… Uqalimakkanirit
"I have been working and recording with Ashley and Celina with protesters near Northern store and have few recording in english and inuktitut and we will have a phone in show tomorrow monday June 11,at 8pm to 10pm and play those recordings we did and also Simona Arnatsiaq also was protesting in Ottawa will be with us on the phone."
Aboriginal Affairs minister John Duncan has decided to reject the re-appointment of the NIRB’s chairman Lucassie Arragutainaq. Arragutainaq was considered by many to be an excellent chairman. As chairman, Arragutainaq made the final decision when the eight-person board was split 50/50.… Uqalimakkanirit
UPDATETONIGHT Wednesday June 6th 8-10pm: Walrus, Wildlife and Baffinland? • What do hunters think about Baffinland’s supertankers and marine mammals? • Will shipping through Foxe Basin damage the wildlife? Is it safe?
In their final intervention to the NIRB, QIA has shown their support for the Mary River project. They stated that, “QIA feels that appropriate mechanisms are in place to effectively monitor and manage the Mary River Project in an acceptable manner.” However they also have concerns.… Uqalimakkanirit
Tune in TONIGHT, May 30, from 8-10 pm EST to listen to the next online call-in radio show in the series Nipivut Nunatinnii Our Voice at Home, broadcast locally and worldwide by Igloolik Community Radio Online at www.isuma.tv/DID/radio/igloolik. Zacharias Kunuk, Igloolik Hamlet Councilor and representative to the Board of Qiki… Uqalimakkanirit
DID News Alert May 28, 2012. With the July community hearings coming soon, Baffinland presented a document called “"What to Expect When You Are Expecting," on May 3rd in Iqaluit. In this document, the company explains how the public hearings will take place.… Uqalimakkanirit