Overview

Today's legal obligation to "Inform and Consult" must be met in a language people understand using the best technology available. Audio and video interactive new media allow oral spoken Inuktitut to be the main language used to inform and consult Inuit by internet. The Baffinland Mary River multimedia HRIA delivers Inuktitut media by internet in a Human Rights legal framework to the Nunavut Impact Review Board (NIRB) Mary River Environmental Review. This demonstrates the value of new media in regulation of northern resource developments hoping to meet 21st century constitutional and international standards of Human Rights.