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.

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Link to: Baffinland community hearings – Who are the community representatives?
by samcc
DID News Alert  May 28, 2012. With the July community hearings coming soon, Baffinland presented a document called “"What to Expect When You Are Expecting," on May 3rd in Iqaluit. In this document, the company explains how the public hearings will take place. At the community hearings, there will be TWO types of intervenors.1) Formal Intervenors: According to this document,...
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Link to: ᓂᐲᑦ ᐃᓄᒃᑎᑐᑦ Vivi Kunuk Interview Part 2, 3:35
ᓂᐲᑦ ᐃᓄᒃᑎᑐᑦ Interview with Vivi Kunuk, Part 2, 3:35, Inuktitut-English, May 11, 2012. See also Part 1, Zach Kunuk and Lloyd Lipsett ask Vivi about mining and the past and present situation with Inuit.
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Link to: ᓂᐲᑦ ᐃᓄᒃᑎᑐᑦ Abraham Ulayuruluk Interview Pt. 1 of 5, 5:04
ᓂᐲᑦ ᐃᓄᒃᑎᑐᑦ Abraham Ulayuruluk Part 1, 5:04 Inuktitut-English. Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5 by Zach Kunuk and Lloyd Lipsett, May 11, 2012.Abraham talks about what he thinks about the mining and what impact it will have.
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Link to: ᓂᐲᑦ ᐃᓄᒃᑎᑐᑦ Abraham Ulayuruluk Interview Pt. 2, 4:50
ᓂᐲᑦ ᐃᓄᒃᑎᑐᑦ Abraham Ulayuruluk Part 2, 4:50, Inuktitut-English, see also: Part 1, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, May 11, 2012 by Zacharias Kunuk and Lloyd Lipsett.Abraham talks about what he thinks about the mining and what impact it will have.  
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Link to: ᓂᐲᑦ ᐃᓄᒃᑎᑐᑦ Abraham Ulayuruluk Interview Pt. 3, 5:35
ᓂᐲᑦ ᐃᓄᒃᑎᑐᑦ Abraham Ulayuruluk Part 3, 5:35 Inuktitut-English, see also: Part 1, Part 2, Part 4, Part 5, May 11, 2012 by Zacharias Kunuk and Lloyd Lipsett.Abraham talks about what he thinks about the mining and what impact it will have.
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Link to: ᓂᐲᑦ ᐃᓄᒃᑎᑐᑦ Abraham Ulayuruluk Interview Pt. 4, 2:37
ᓂᐲᑦ ᐃᓄᒃᑎᑐᑦ Abraham Ulayuruluk Part 4, 2:37 Inuktitut-English, see also: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 5, May 11, 2012 by Zacharias Kunuk and Lloyd Lipsett.Abraham talks about what he thinks about the mining and what impact it will have. 
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Link to: ᓂᐲᑦ ᐃᓄᒃᑎᑐᑦ Abraham Ulayuruluk Interview Pt.5, 5:35
ᓂᐲᑦ ᐃᓄᒃᑎᑐᑦ Interview with Abraham Ulayuruluk Part 3, 5:35, Inuktitut-English, May 11, 2012. By Zach Kunuk and Lloyd Lipsett. Abraham talks about what he thinks about the mining and what impact it will have.
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Link to: IMPORTANT BAFFINLAND NEWS – Canadian Transportation Agency demands more clarity from Baffinland for railroad
by samcc
DID News Alert On May 15th the Canadian Transportation Agency (CTA), an independent economic regulator under the authority of the Canadian Parliament that regulates air, rail and marine transportation according to the Canada Transport Act, met to discuss the Baffinland Mary River project’s railway and marine transportation plan.They concluded that Baffinland still had many steps to take...
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Link to: IMPORTANT NEWS – New talks of land and resource devolution
by samcc
DID News Alert “Nunavut’s lands and natural resources rightfully belong to Nunavummiut to develop and protect…reclaiming the ability to make decisions about how our lands and resources are managed is the next chapter in building self-reliance.” These are Nunavut Premier Eva Aariak’s words concerning her government’s interest in renewing talks with the federal...
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Link to: Part 2, Radio Call-in Nunavut Impact Review Board (NIRB) follow-up, ᓂᐲᑦ ᐃᓄᒃᑎᑐᑦ and English more information
Igloolik Radio Call-in May 23, 2012 8pm EST. PART TWO of Discussion of Nunavut Impact Review Board (NIRB) and its role in relation to the Baffinland Iron Mine project going through environmental review. ᓂᐲᑦ ᐃᓄᒃᑎᑐᑦ and English, hosted by Paul Quassa, guests include Amanda Hanson, NIRB; Sandra Inutiq, Inuit lawyer; Lloyd Lipsett, human rights lawyer; with call-in questions and comments...
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Link to: ᓂᐲᑦ ᐃᓄᒃᑎᑐᑦ Louis Uttak Interview, Igloolik, Pt.1 of 3, 4:39
ᓂᐲᑦ ᐃᓄᒃᑎᑐᑦ Louis Uttak Part 1, 4:39 Inuktitut-English May 11, 2012. See also Part 2. See also Part 3. By Zacharias Kunuk and Lloyd Lipsett.Louis is one of Igloolik's six members of the 42-member Baffinland Working Committee representing the seven impacted communities of Igloolik, Hall Beach, Arctic Bay, Pond Inlet, Clyde River, Kimmirut and Cape Dorset. Louis talks about the land and the...
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Link to: "The mine had already started before they started talking about it." baffinlandwitness.com May 21, 2012
by samcc
DID News Alert “The mine had already started before they started talking about it. So what do you do? The decision has already been made.” see more at baffinlandwitness.com.May 21, 2012. A floor-to-ceiling wall of pelts guards the entrance to the Igloolik Elders’ centre. The air is thick and sour with a mix of curing fish and seal meat, fox fur and a caribou skin stretched out...
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Link to: ᓂᐲᑦ ᐃᓄᒃᑎᑐᑦ Louis Uttak Interview, Igloolik, Pt.2 of 3, 3:10
ᓂᐲᑦ ᐃᓄᒃᑎᑐᑦ Louis Uttak, Part 2 of 3, 3:10 Inuktitut-English, May 11, 2012. See also Part 1. See also Part 3. By Zacharias Kunuk and Lloyd Lipsett.Louis is one of Igloolik's six members of the 42-member Baffinland Working Committee representing the seven impacted communities of Igloolik, Hall Beach, Arctic Bay, Pond Inlet, Clyde River, Kimmirut and Cape Dorset. Louis talks about the land and the...
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Link to: ᓂᐲᑦ ᐃᓄᒃᑎᑐᑦ Louis Uttak Interview, Igloolik, Pt.3 of 3, 4:00
ᓂᐲᑦ ᐃᓄᒃᑎᑐᑦ Louis Uttak, Part 3 of 3, 4:00 Inuktitut-English, May 11, 2012. See also Part 1. See Part 2.Louis is one of Igloolik's six members of the 42-member Baffinland Working Committee representing the seven impacted communities of Igloolik, Hall Beach, Arctic Bay, Pond Inlet, Clyde River, Kimmirut and Cape Dorset. Louis talks about the land and the animals, how things have changed since he...
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Link to: Zacharias Kunuk on Baffinland Iron Mine, 7:44 English
Zacharias Kunuk talks about Inuit concerns with the proposed $6 billion Baffinland Iron Mine in Nunavut. 7:44 in English. Kunuk was born in 1957 at Kapuivik, in the middle of the Baffinland impact region. He is an award-winning filmmaker, Igloolik Hamlet Councilor and Officer of the Order of Canada.
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Link to: The NIRB Process (Nunavut Impact Review Board). baffinlandwitness.com May 16, 2012
by samcc
DID News Alert The NIRB Process. see more at baffinlandwitness.comMay 16, 2012. NIRB operates under the principle that public participation is an important element of an open, honest and balanced review process. Effective public participation strengthens the quality of the review process and helps to avoid potentialmisunderstandings and conflict. NIRB has a role to ensure that affected...
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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.