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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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: ᓂᐲᑦ ᐃᓄᒃᑎᑐᑦ QIA and Mary River IIBA Part 1, live call-in June 25, 2012
ᓂᐲᑦ ᐃᓄᒃᑎᑐᑦ QIA and Mary River IIBA Part 1, June 25, 2012, 202:13, live call-in about Baffinland Mary River Impact and Benefits Agreement (IIBA) and Qikiqtani Inuit Association (QIA) negotiations, hosted by Lucassi Ivalu with QIA President Okalik Eegeesiak, Mary River Project Coordinator Solomon Awa, Baffinland Working Committee member Solomon Mikki and Igloolik QIA representative Zacharias Kunuk...
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Link to: “I thought I would grow old there. I even have my gravesite up there.” Michelline Ammaq interview baffinlandwitness.com June 21, 2012
by samcc
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. It has plants you can eat, not just plants you can see, and we picked and ate blueberries and blackberries there all summer."CLICK HERE for the complete interview
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Link to: Who is Baffinland - A timeline of the Mary River project baffinlandwitness.com June 15th 2012
by samcc
"A timeline of the Mary River project—and Baffinland Iron Mines’ part in it—from 1962 to present..." CLICK HERE for full article.
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Link to: NUNATSIAQ NEWS: Nunavut human rights system needs big changes
by samcc
Nunatsiaq News: Nunavut human rights system needs big changesNunatsiaqOnline. June 12, 2012 -11:00 am.Article by David MurphyFor the online article click here: http://www.nunatsiaqonline.ca/stories/article/65674nunavut_human_rights_system_needs_big_changes_report/“The Nunavut Human Rights system needs serious revamping, two prominent human rights arbitrators said in a report tabled last...
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Link to: ᓂᐲᑦ ᐃᓄᒃᑎᑐᑦ Alvin Sandy Interview Part 1 of 5, June 7, 2012, 5:00
ᓂᐲᑦ ᐃᓄᒃᑎᑐᑦ Alvin Sandy Part 1, 5:00, see also Part 2,  Part 3,  Part 4,  Part 5, Inuktitut-English, June 7, 2012, by Terry Uyarak and Joey Ammaq to talk about what the mining around Baffin Island will effect the people and the animals and the environment.
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Link to: ᓂᐲᑦ ᐃᓄᒃᑎᑐᑦ Bonnie Ammaq Interview Part 1 of 7, June 1, 2012, 3:09
ᓂᐲᑦ ᐃᓄᒃᑎᑐᑦ Bonnie Ammaq Part 1, 3:09, see also Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6, Part 7, Inuktitut-English, June 1, 2012, by Terry Uyarak and Joey Ammaq to talk about what her views are towards the outpost camp she use to live in and what impact the mining will have.
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Link to: Q&A with Zacharias Kunuk baffinlandwitness.com June 13, 2012
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Full Story at baffinlandwitness.com. "I want to film the area, I want to film the wildlife, I want to film the port site, Ikpikitturjuaq, which everybody is talking about. Then I came up with a documentary and put a new title on it, My Father’s Land. Just take people out, take them back to the land where they used to live and talk about what they did, what was going on there. So it...
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Link to: NEXT CALL-IN SHOW - Monday June 11th 8-10pm EST: recordings with protesters
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Mark Airut, Igloolik Radio Manager, says:"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."Tune-in TONIGHT...
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Link to: Emile Immaroitok with Bernard Saladin d'Anglure, 1972, Trailer 10:01 ᓂᐲᑦ ᐃᓄᒃᑎᑐᑦ and English with French subtitles
Emile Immaroitok with Bernard Saladin d'Anglure 1972, 10:01 ᓂᐲᑦ ᐃᓄᒃᑎᑐᑦ Inuktitut and English, French sub-titles. Assembled into a trailer of Zacharias Kunuk videos filmed over years on the hunt and in Igloolik, editor Carol Kunnuk.Bernard Saladin d’Anglure: So Immaroitok, you arrived at your camp at Steensby Inlet?Emile Immaroitok: Yes.BSD: With your whole family? EI: Yes, all of them.BSD:...
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Link to: ᓂᐲᑦ ᐃᓄᒃᑎᑐᑦ Mary Qulitalik Interview Part 1 of 7, 3:04
ᓂᐲᑦ ᐃᓄᒃᑎᑐᑦ Mary Qulitalik Part 1, 3:04, see also Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6, Part 7, Inuktitut-English, May 11, 2012, by Zacharias Kunuk and Lloyd Lipsett, Igloolik, Nunavut, about mining around Baffin Island and what impact it will have to the Inuit and the wildlife.
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Link to: ᓂᐲᑦ ᐃᓄᒃᑎᑐᑦ Peter Awa Interview Part 1 of 4, 5:09
ᓂᐲᑦ ᐃᓄᒃᑎᑐᑦ Peter Awa interview Part 1, 5:09, see also Part 2, Part 3, Part 4. Inuktitut-English, May 11, 2012, by Zacharias Kunuk and Lloyd Lipsett, Igloolik, Nunavut, about mining around Baffin Island and what impact it will have to the Inuit and the wildlife.
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Link to: ᓂᐲᑦ ᐃᓄᒃᑎᑐᑦ Atanarjuat Song by Paingut Pauloosie, 5:10
ᓂᐲᑦ ᐃᓄᒃᑎᑐᑦ Atanarjuat Song, 5:10, Inuktitut, sung by a Pond Inlet woman named Paingut Pauloosie. READ BELOW the words translated in English by Zacharias Kunuk. Camera, Zacharias Kunuk, Editor, Carol Kunnuk.I’m going to sing my Ayaya song. I recorded it once, thinking I would lose the tune. I broke it into segments and found out it’s a tune sung by Atanarjuat. I’m going to...
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Link to: ᓂᐲᑦ ᐃᓄᒃᑎᑐᑦ Dr. Zacharias Kunuk O.C. NIRB Formal Intervention Part 3 of 3, 4:29
ᓂᐲᑦ ᐃᓄᒃᑎᑐᑦ Dr. Zacharias Kunuk O.C. Part 3, 4:29 June 4, 2012, Inuktitut, see also Part 1, see also Part 2, 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 Zacharias Kunuk call-in radio, invites Igloolik community input to July 23 NIRB Formal Intervention, June 5 2011, Part 1 9:47
ᓂᐲᑦ ᐃᓄᒃᑎᑐᑦ Zacharias Kunuk call-in radio, invites Igloolik community input to July 23 NIRB Formal Intervention, June 5 2011, Part 1 9:47 original Inuktitut. Hosted by Lucassie Ivalu, Zacharias reports on his application to file a Formal Intervention to the NIRB Baffinland Mary River Technical Hearings scheduled in Igloolik July 23-25, to include audio and video comments from Inuit. He...
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Link to: ᓂᐲᑦ ᐃᓄᒃᑎᑐᑦ At the Flow Edge with Zacharias Kunuk, 8:00
ᓂᐲᑦ ᐃᓄᒃᑎᑐᑦ Zacharias Kunuk hunting and filming at the flow edge with other men from Igloolik, April 1 and 3 2012. 8:00 by Zacharias Kunuk; editor Carol Kunnuk.
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Link to: Canada and the EITI – A Call For Transparency and Accountability in the Extractive Resource Sector
by samcc
Canada and the EITI – A Call For Transparency and Accountability in the Extractive Resource SectorDID News Alert. June 8, 2012. The Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) was created in 2003 in order to improve transparency and accountability in resource extraction sector. Countries who sign with the EITI promise to make ALL company payments and government revenues from oil,...
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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.