Multimedia and Human Rights - Baffinland
Today's legal obligation to 'Inform and Consult' must be conducted with the best available technology in a language people understand.
Audio and video interactive new media allows oral spoken Inuktitut to be the main language used to 'inform and consult' Inuit by internet.
Digital Indigenous Democracy (DID), accompanied by the Human Rights Impact Assessment (HRIA), delivers Inuktitut media by internet in a Human Rights legal framework to the Nunavut Impact Review Board (NIRB) Mary River Environmental Review.
Both DID and HRIA show the vital importance of new media in regulating northern resource developments to meet 21st century constitutional and international standards of Human Rights.