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Inuit Impact Benefit Agreement

QIA and Baffinland sign the Inuit Impact and Benifit Agreement for the Mary Rvier mining project in Iqaluit on September 6, 2013.

Camera: Aacharias Kunuk

Editor: Carol Kunnuk

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October 9, 2013

Mary River Project: IIBA

The Qikiqtani Inuit Association realsed on September 6th, 2013 this summary of their Inuit Impact and Benefit Agreement (IIBA) with Baffinland Iron Mines Corporation for the Mary River Project.

The plan language guide is not binding and the actual IIBA has not been made available to the public.

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September 9, 2013

Final Baffinland hearings wrap up in Nunavut, Inuit filmmaker Zacharias Kunuk is in the middle, cbc.ca

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" ... Besides documenting the environmental change, Kunuk has hired a human rights lawyer to study the project. See full story at Zacharias Kunuk hires human rights lawyer.
 

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August 1, 2012

The mayor of Igloolik, Nunavut, announced he will step down from his position due to a potential conflict of interest, cbc.ca

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 will formally resign next month.See full story at Igloolik Mayor Conflict of Interest

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August 1, 2012

Iqaluit Mayor, Nunavut officials register concerns at Baffinland hearings

Nunavut officials register concerns at Baffinland hearings: Overall, the Nunavut Government says it supports the mega-project, but it has concerns about potential impacts on wildlife and ...see Full Story

Mayor says Baffinland mine will have impacts on Iqaluit: Iqaulit Mayor Madeleine Redfern says the Mary River iron mine would bring
jobs and income to Nunavut, and more people to the capital, putting a
strain on...see Full Story

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July 30, 2012