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.

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Link to: Baffinland Insider Trading Case Opens at Ontario Securities Commission, January 14, 2013
OSC says Jowdat Waheed used confidential information to ‘unfair advantage’ in hostile Baffinland bid By Barbara Shecter, Financial Post January 14, 2013 Jowdat Waheed used confidential information he obtained as a consultant to “unfair advantage” by launching a hostile bid for Baffinland Iron Mines Corp., a lawyer for the Ontario Securities Commission said Monday as a...
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Link to: Baffinland slashes scope of Nunavut’s Mary River project, January 10, 2013
Baffinland slashes scope of Nunavut's Mary River Project, Company postpones railway, Steensby Inlet port, Foxe Basin shippingNUNATSIAQ NEWS Jan 10/13In a bolt from the blue, the Baffinland Iron Mines Corp. told Nunavut regulators Jan. 10 they’ve slashed the scope of the Mary River iron project in response to slumping steel prices and rising borrowing costs. “In the current global...
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Link to: NIRB Baffinland Decision Recommends Digital Indigenous Democracy - press release September 25, 2012
The Nunavut Impact Review Board broke new ground for regulators in Canada this month. NIRB recommends using new media technology to inform, consult and connect Inuit communities in its Final Hearing Report on Baffinland’s Mary River Project released September 14, 2012. The potential of digital media to improve public participation in oral Inuktitut was demonstrated to NIRB by IsumaTV...
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Link to: ᓂᐲᑦ ᐃᓄᒃᑎᑐᑦ Louie Uttak NIRB Community Roundtable, July 23, 2012, Igloolik, 5:58 Inuktitut
ᓂᐲᑦ ᐃᓄᒃᑎᑐᑦ Louie Uttak NIRB Community Roundtable, July 23, 2012, Igloolik, 5:58 Inuktitut, Igloolik Elder expresses his concerns for protection of marine mammals and wildlife and Inuit way of life, 'Don't hide anything from me.'
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Link to: Lloyd Lipsett's overview of HRIA (English)
 Lloyd Lipsett talks about the Human Rights Impact Assessment on July 19, 2012.
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Link to: Louie Uttak NIRB Community Roundtable, July 23, 2012, Igloolik, 5:58 Englsih version
Louie Uttak NIRB Community Roundtable, July 23, 2012, Igloolik, 5:58 English version, Igloolik Elder expresses his concerns for protection of marine mammals and wildlife and Inuit way of life, 'Don't hide anything from me.'
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Link to: ᓂᐲᑦ ᐃᓄᒃᑎᑐᑦ Moshi Kotierk, NIRB Community Roundtable, July 25, 2012 Igloolik, 4:38 Inuktitut
ᓂᐲᑦ ᐃᓄᒃᑎᑐᑦ Moshi Kotierk, NIRB Community Roundtable, July 25, 2012 Igloolik, 4:38 Inuktitut, on the issue of public confidence, 'Does the public have confidence in you?'
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Link to: Moshi Kotierk, NIRB Community Roundtable, July 25, 2012 Igloolik, 4:38 English version
Moshi Kotierk, NIRB Community Roundtable, July 25, 2012 Igloolik, 4:38 English version, on the issue of public confidence, 'Does the public have confidence in you?'
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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.

 

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