My Father's Land

See also:  DID Digital Indigenous Democracy.

ᓂᐲᑦ ᐃᓄᒃᑎᑐᑦ Louie Uttak NIRB Community Roundtable, July 23, 2012, Igloolik, 5:58 Inuktitut; Inuktitut and English Versions of other community comments and Formal Intervention July 23, 2012 by Zacharias Kunuk and Lloyd Lipsett. Read complete Kunuk-Lipsett English Written Submission.

See What's New? below for all video and radio uploaded to My Father's Land including live online radio streaming of NIRB Public Hearings in Igloolik and Iqaluit and more call-in radio shows and video interviews with Inuit Elders and Youth talking about the impacts of mining around Baffin Island on Inuit and wildlife.

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See also:  DID Digital Indigenous Democracy.

ᓂᐲᑦ ᐃᓄᒃᑎᑐᑦ Louie Uttak NIRB Community Roundtable, July 23, 2012, Igloolik, 5:58 Inuktitut; Inuktitut and English Versions of other community comments and Formal Intervention July 23, 2012 by Zacharias Kunuk and Lloyd Lipsett. Read complete Kunuk-Lipsett English Written Submission.

See What's New? below for all video and radio uploaded to My Father's Land including live online radio streaming of NIRB Public Hearings in Igloolik and Iqaluit and more call-in radio shows and video interviews with Inuit Elders and Youth talking about the impacts of mining around Baffin Island on Inuit and wildlife.

Scroll all pages below or click ᓂᐲᑦ ᐃᓄᒃᑎᑐᑦ Inuktitut Voice to select any individual video or audio file of your choice.

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Link to: Lloyd Lipsett, Pt. 2 English, with Zacharias Kunuk, Formal Intervention, NIRB Technical Hearing, July 23, 2012, Igloolik, Part 2/5, 7:15 original English
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Lloyd Lipsett with Zacharias Kunuk, Formal Intervention, NIRB Technical Hearing, July 23, 2012, Igloolik, Part 2/5 7:15, original English. Human Rights lawyer Lloyd Lipsett, commissioned by IsumaTV's new media project, Digital Indigenous Democracy, explains current international standards for human rights in mining developments and why human rights impact assessment and monitoring is important to...
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Link to:  Lloyd Lipsett, Pt. 3 English, with Zacharias Kunuk, Formal Intervention, NIRB Technical Hearing, July 23, 2012, Igloolik, Part 3/5, 9:06 original English
by IsumaTV
Lloyd Lipsett with Zacharias Kunuk, Formal Intervention, NIRB Technical Hearing, July 23, 2012, Igloolik, Part 3/5 9:06 original English. Human Rights lawyer Lloyd Lipsett, commissioned by IsumaTV's new media project, Digital Indigenous Democracy, explains current international standards for human rights in mining developments and why human rights impact assessment and monitoring is important to...
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Link to: Lloyd Lipsett, Pt. 4 English, with Zacharias Kunuk, Formal Intervention, NIRB Technical Hearing, July 23, 2012, Igloolik, Part 4/5, 6:51 original English
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Lloyd Lipsett with Zacharias Kunuk, Formal Intervention, NIRB Technical Hearing, July 23, 2012, Igloolik, Part 4/5, 6:51 original English. Human Rights lawyer Lloyd Lipsett, commissioned by IsumaTV's new media project, Digital Indigenous Democracy, explains current international standards for human rights in mining developments and why human rights impact assessment and monitoring is important to...
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Link to: Lloyd Lipsett, Part 5 English, with Zacharias Kunuk, Formal Intervention, NIRB Technical Hearing, July 23, 2012, Igloolik, Part 5/5, 5:09 original English
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Lloyd Lipsett with Zacharias Kunuk, Formal Intervention, NIRB Technical Hearing, July 23, 2012, Igloolik, Part 5/5 5:09 original English. Human Rights lawyer Lloyd Lipsett, commissioned by IsumaTV's new media project, Digital Indigenous Democracy, explains current international standards for human rights in mining developments and why human rights impact assessment and monitoring is important to...
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Link to: Winning iron at the Olympics. Fresh charges of conflict of interest over giant Arctic iron mine
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MINING.com, Frik Els | August 9, 2012, Mining Watch Canada, an NPO, tells the CBC that the Qikiqtani Inuit Association needs to adopt a code of conduct to rule out any conflicts of interest because the organization’s president is on a junket at the London Olympics as a guest of ArcelorMittal this week.Headed up by Indian billionaire Lakshmi Mittal, ArcelorMittal is the world's largest steel...
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Link to: Baffinland hosts QIA President on free trip to London Olympics
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Mary River project owner bankrolls Olympic trip for three Inuit org reps, DAVID MURPHY, nunatsiaqonline, August 3, 2012. See below with 56 comments. Download PDF version with comments at left.Okalik Eegeesiak, the president of the Qikiqtani Inuit Association, along with two representatives from the Qikiqtaaluk Corp. is getting a free ride to the summer Olympic Games in London, paid for by...
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Link to: ᓂᐲᑦ ᐃᓄᒃᑎᑐᑦ July 25, 2012, Part 3 afternoon, Igloolik Community Roundtable Inuktitut live radio feed from NIRB Baffinland Mary River Final Public Hearings
ᓂᐲᑦ ᐃᓄᒃᑎᑐᑦ July 25, 2012, Part 3 afternoon, Igloolik Community Roundtable Inuktitut live radio feed from NIRB Baffinland Mary River Final Public Hearings. 
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Link to: Final Baffinland hearings wrap up in Nunavut, Inuit filmmaker Zacharias Kunuk is in the middle, cbc.ca
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The final hearings into Baffinland's project wrapped up on the weekend.... Inuit filmmaker Zacharias Kunuk is in the middle of capturing the life and land of Nunavut on film. "What I want to do is record the wildlife, the land, the beauty of the land," he said. "That's the project we're doing right now – to record it now, elders who are living now, and do it again in 10 years...
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Link to: The mayor of Igloolik, Nunavut, announced he will step down from his position due to a potential conflict of interest, cbc.ca
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July 31, 2012, The mayor of Igloolik, Nunavut, announced he will step down from his position due to a potential conflict of interest. Nicolas Arnatsiaq was elected mayor in December. He's also an employee of Baffinland Iron Mines, which is proposing to build a massive iron ore mine at Mary River, and Igloolik will be one of the affected communities if the mine gets approved. Arnatsiaq said he...
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Link to: ᓂᐲᑦ ᐃᓄᒃᑎᑐᑦ Lloyd Lipsett Live Radio Call-in, July 27, 2012, summary report from Pond Inlet NIRB Baffinland Final Public Hearings
ᓂᐲᑦ ᐃᓄᒃᑎᑐᑦ Lloyd Lipsett Live Radio Call-in, July 27, 2012, summary report from first two days of Pond Inlet NIRB Baffinland Final Public Hearings July 26-27, 57:40, English and simultaneous Inuktitut by Celina Irngaut.
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Link to: ᓂᐲᑦ ᐃᓄᒃᑎᑐᑦ July 25, 2012, Part 2, Inuktitut live radio feed from Igloolik Community Roundtable, Part 2 morning, Inuktitut, NIRB Mary River Public Hearing Live
ᓂᐲᑦ ᐃᓄᒃᑎᑐᑦ July 25, 2012, Part 2, Inuktitut live radio feed from Igloolik Community Roundtable Wednesday, 87:19, Inuktitut, morning session Part 2, Nunavut Impact Review Board (NIRB) Baffinland Mary River Final Public Hearing Day 3 in Igloolik, Nunavut. Community members have the opportunity to ask questions or make comments to NIRB Board, to Baffinland Iron Mines Corp. or to other Intervenors...
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Link to: ᓂᐲᑦ ᐃᓄᒃᑎᑐᑦ July 25, 2012, Part 1, Inuktitut live radio feed from Igloolik Community Roundtable, Part 1 morning, Inuktitut, NIRB Mary River Public Hearing Live
ᓂᐲᑦ ᐃᓄᒃᑎᑐᑦ July 25, 2012, Part 1, Inuktitut live radio feed from Igloolik Community Roundtable Wednesday, 71:46, Inuktitut, morning session Part 1, Nunavut Impact Review Board (NIRB) Baffinland Mary River Final Public Hearing Day 3 in Igloolik, Nunavut. Community members have the opportunity to ask questions or make comments to NIRB Board, to Baffinland Iron Mines Corp. or to other...
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Link to: ᓂᐲᑦ ᐃᓄᒃᑎᑐᑦ NIRB Mary River Public Hearing Live from Igloolik Monday July 23, 2012, Part 2 afternoon
ᓂᐲᑦ ᐃᓄᒃᑎᑐᑦ NIRB Mary River Public Hearing Live from Igloolik Monday July 23, 2012, Part 2 afternoon, 311:14, Inuktitut Version, final questions to Baffinland's presentation, Human Rights Intervention by Zacharias Kunuk and Lloyd Lipsett, other intervenors.
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Link to: Baffinland should participate in human rights impact assessment: intervenors Lloyd Lipsett and Zacharias Kunuk on day 1 of Igloolik hearings, baffinlandwitness.com July 24, 2012
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Final hearings for the Mary River project continued in Igloolik today—one of the first summery days of the season—in the Attaguttaaluk high school gym. As ice cleared from the bay at the centre of town, hunters and families fuelled up their boats and Mayor Nick Arnatsiaq gave a warm welcome to presenters, saying, “this community feels that the project should go ahead, but again...
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Link to: ᓂᐲᑦ ᐃᓄᒃᑎᑐᑦ NIRB Mary River Public Hearing Live from Igloolik Monday July 23, 2012, Part 1
ᐃᓄᒃᑎᑐᑦ NIRB Mary River Public Hearing Live from Igloolik Monday July 23, 2012, Part 1, 100:57, Inuktitut Version. Chair Elizabeth Copeland introduces Igloolik Elder Louis Uttak for an opening prayer, then a welcome from Igloolik Mayor Nick Arnatsiaq, then the first part of Baffinland's presentation covering project components and the marine/terrestrial environment. More from Day One uploaded soon.
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Link to:  **Igloolik Baffinland NIRB Final Public Hearings LIVE Radio Broadcast in INUKTITUT** July 23-24-25 on Nipivut Nunatinnii
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 **Igloolik Baffinland NIRB Final Public Hearings LIVE Broadcast** Tune-in to Nipivut Nunatinnii Monday-Wednesday July 23-25 to listen to the INUKTITUT audio LIVE from the Baffinland hearings in Igloolik. TODAY after lunch listen to the presentation by Zacharias Kunuk and Lloyd Lipsett on behalf od IsumaTV and Digital Indigenous Democracy. Technical Hearings Monday,...
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About My Father’s Land
By Zacharias Kunuk

Read complete text or download PDF www.isuma.tv/lo/en/did/zacharias-kunuk-formal-intervention-to-nirb-written-submission-june-8-2012. I was born in 1957 in a sod house at Kapuivik in the middle of Ikpiq, the top of Foxe Basin, halfway between Kangirdlukjuak – Steensby Inlet – and my home community of Igloolik. My birthplace is like the ‘heart’ of the Baffinland Iron Mine impact area, the part that would change the most if and when the mine, railroad, deep-water port and supertanker shipping passing through it are approved to go ahead for the next 100 years. I traveled a long way from Kapuivik since 1957 in space and in time, from the Stone Age to the Digital Age in one generation. As an Inuk I caught caribou, seals, walrus, wolves, ptarmigan, belugas, narwhal, polar bear, snow geese, muskox and arctic char, all harvested for food, skins and oil to keep my family well-fed and warm. As a filmmaker I showed my work, my language and my culture at the Cannes Film Festival and Adelaide, Australia, in New York and Paris, in Alert Bay on Vancouver Island and Tromso in arctic Norway. I learned more about my culture and Inuit ways, and more about the outside world and how it works. 

About Digital Indigenous Democracy (DID)
(Overview 5 May 2012)

Inuit consensus – "deciding together" – may be the strongest power communities can bring to negotiating with governments and transnational corporations. DID uses internet, community radio, local TV and social media to amplify Inuit traditional decision-making skills at a moment of crisis and opportunity, as Inuit face Environmental Review of the $6 billion Baffinland Iron Mine (BIM) on north Baffin Island. Through DID, Inuit adapt "deciding together" to get needed information in language they understand, talk about their concerns publicly and reach collective decisions with the power of consensus. Inuit consensus will be expressed publicly in a multimedia Human Rights Impact Assessment (HRIA), looking at the positive and negative impacts of the proposed mine in terms of international human rights standards and best practices, and then presented to the regulatory process, online through IsumaTV and through local radio and TV channels in all Nunavut communities. For more information see DID Overview. DID News Alert. Nipivut Nunatinnii Our Voice at Home.