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.

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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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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
by samcc
 **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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Link to: Zacharias Kunuk Formal Intervention to NIRB, English written submission June 8, 2012
See Also  DID Digital Indigenous Democracy.My Inuit Point of View by Dr. Zacharias Kunuk O.C.My name is Zacharias Kunuk and my Formal Intervention is called Ataatama Nunanga, My Father’s Land. I am intervening as a filmmaker and hunter who lived in this region my whole life. I want to express my concerns and hopes for my father’s land, my Amitturmiut people, my family now and...
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Link to: ᓂᐲᑦ ᐃᓄᒃᑎᑐᑦ NIRB Iqaluit Baffinland Final Public Hearings Summary Report Live Radio Call-in, Jully 21, 2012
ᓂᐲᑦ ᐃᓄᒃᑎᑐᑦ NIRB Iqaluit Baffinland Final Public Hearings Summary Report Live Call-in, July 21, 2012, 57:23, in English and Inuktitut, DID human rights lawyer Lloyd Lipsett summarizes the first week of Final Public Hearings in Iqaluit and explains how the Hearings will work in Igloolik starting tomorrow, Monday, July 23 to July 25. Check back here for daily live radio broadcasts from the Igloolik...
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Link to: ᓂᐲᑦ ᐃᓄᒃᑎᑐᑦ Dr. Zacharias Kunuk O.C. NIRB Formal Intervention Part 1 of 3, 5:16
ᓂᐲᑦ ᐃᓄᒃᑎᑐᑦ Dr. Zacharias Kunuk O.C. Part 1, 5:16 June 4, 2012, Inuktitut, see also Part 2, see also Part 3, My Father's Land, Formal Intervention to NIRB Final Public Hearing, Mary River Project, (Oral Inuktitut) July 2012; Dr. Zacharias Kunuk film maker, hunter, grandfather talks about growing up and his introduction to films and film making and his Inuk Point of View on mining and...
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Link to: ᓂᐲᑦ ᐃᓄᒃᑎᑐᑦ Theo Ikkumaq talking about Steensby Inlet and wildlife, Live Radio Call-in, June 7, 2012
ᓂᐲᑦ ᐃᓄᒃᑎᑐᑦ Theo Ikkumaq talking about Steensby Inlet and wildlife, Live Radio Call-in, June 7, 2012, 124:22, Inuktitut and English, Host, Lucassi Ivalu with Igloolik Wildlife Officer and hunter, Theo Ikkumaq. See also Q&A with Theo at baffinlandwitness.com.
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Link to: ᓂᐲᑦ ᐃᓄᒃᑎᑐᑦ "Feed My Children," Nunavut Food Protests Live Radio Call-in, June 11, 2012
ᓂᐲᑦ ᐃᓄᒃᑎᑐᑦ "Feed My Children," Nunavut Food Protests Live Radio Call-in, June 11, 2012, 145:43, host Lucassi Ivalu with food price protester Simona Arnatsiaq, Coop executive Rod Welch and Northern executive Micheal McMullan, radio producer Mark Airut.
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Link to: QIA requests more studies, monitoring and discussion in Igloolik on fuel storage at Steensby, baffinlandwitness.com July 18, 2012
by samcc
In contrast to NTI’s nine-minute contribution to final hearings on the Mary River project (NIRB allotted 20 minutes for its presentation), QIA took a thorough, critical and aggressive stance in its hearing presentation on a number of issues, such as socioeconomics, impacts on land and marine mammals, ballast water, the port at Steensby Inlet, Inuit [...] See full story at   ...
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Link to: ᓂᐲᑦ ᐃᓄᒃᑎᑐᑦ NIRB Iqaluit Baffinland Final Public Hearings Live Radio Call-in, July 17, 2012
ᓂᐲᑦ ᐃᓄᒃᑎᑐᑦ NIRB Iqaluit Baffinland Final Public Hearings Live Radio Call-in, July 17, 2012, 86:22, Inuktitut AND English, DID human rights lawyer Lloyd Lipsett summarizes the presentations on the first day of the technical hearings, first by the NIRB Chairperson, second by Erik Madsen, Baffinland Iron Mines Corp. Vice-president of Sustainable Development, third by Qikiqtani Inuit Association...
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Link to: Mary River’s final hearings: Iqaluit, day 1, baffinlandwitness.com July 17, 2012
by samcc
After over ten hours of presentations and discussions, the first day of Mary River’s final hearings closed at 9:30pm, two items behind schedule, with the intimation of many yet unanswered questions to come. Baffinland president Tom Paddon opened the hearing with a speech, in Inuktitut and English, on the significant, long-term investment that a mine [...] See full story at   ...
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Link to: Final Baffinland hearings start in Iqaluit
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Final Baffinland hearings start in Iqaluit, The Iqaluit hearing begins Monday with a presentation from Baffinland, the company which hopes to build the mine. "I think we've done a lot of goodwork ... See full story cbc.caMary River project good for Nunavut and Inuit, Baffinland boss says, Tom Paddon, president and CEO of Baffinland Iron Mines Corp., said on themorning of July 16 that the...
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Link to: Pond Inlet and the NLCA: Q&A with Malachi Arreak, former IIBA negotiator, baffinlandwitness.com, July 15, 2012
by samcc
Malachi Arreak worked as a regional land negotiator on the Nunavut Land Claims Agreement in the early 1990s and negotiated the Qikiqtani region’s first IIBA, for the Sirmilik National Park, across Eclipse Sound from Pond Inlet. Last week, I talked with him about the NLCA in relation to Mary River, as well a project he’s working on, the Tununiq beneficiaries corporation, to ensure Pond...
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Link to: Lloyd Lipsett July 12 Radio Show NIRB Hearing Human Rights Overview
July 12, 2012, DID human rights lawyer, Lloyd Lipsett, previews on Igloolik Community Radio the Human Rights Intervention he will present at the NIRB Final Public Hearing on the Mary River Project in Iqaluit July 18, with simulatneous oral Inuktitut translation of Lloyd by Celina, English and Inuktitut
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Link to: What’s in Mary River’s IIBA? A plain language summary, baffinlandwitness.com, July 3, 2012
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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. QIA expects to receive an answer from the mining company within the next month. Negotiations on the IIBA must be completed before the Nunavut Impact...
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Link to: Q&A with Igloolik mayor Nick Arnatsiaq, baffinlandwitness.com, June 28, 2012
by samcc
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. I was executive assistant for the Baffin Region Council, I worked in Ottawa as an assistant...
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Link to: ᓂᐲᑦ ᐃᓄᒃᑎᑐᑦ QIA and Mary River IIBA Part 3, live call-in June 27, 2012
ᓂᐲᑦ ᐃᓄᒃᑎᑐᑦ QIA and Mary River IIBA Part 3, June 27, 2012, 177:11, live call-in about Baffinland Mary River Impact and Benefits Agreement (IIBA) and QIA negotiations, with QIA President Okalik Eegeesiak, Mary River Project Coordinator Solomon Awa, Baffinland Working Committee member Solomon Mikki and QIA Igloolik Board Member Zacharias Kunuk.
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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.