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.

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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Lien vers: BAFFINLAND FINAL HEARINGS - A List Of The Key Issues
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DID News Alert May 18, 2012. The Nunavut Impact Review Board (NIRB) has sent out a list of the key issues that will be discussed during the final community hearings in July. More ᓂᐲᑦ ᐃᓄᒃᑎᑐᑦ Inuktitut Audio About NIRB. They are:Alternatives to Steensby Inlet portDestruction of inuksuit along the railwayRisks of accidents, spills, environmental disasters, and rescue response plan.Overwintering of...
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Lien vers: IMPORTANT BAFFINLAND NEWS - Baffinland's NEW report on alternatives to Steensby Inlet
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DID News Alert May 17, 2012. After Iqaluit technical meetings, Baffinland claim Steensby Inlet still only viable port.Just two weeks after the May technical meetings that took place in Iqaluit regarding the Mary River Iron Ore project, Baffinland has published a report explaining why the proposed port at Steensby Inlet is the only viable location. After the meetings, the NIRB stated that “...
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Lien vers: Part 1. Nunavut Impact Review Board (NIRB), information for Inuit
May 16, 2012 8pm EST. Discussion of Nunavut Impact Review Board (NIRB) and its role in relation to the Baffinland Iron Mine project going through environmental review. Hosted by Lucasie Ivalu and Abraham Tagalik, guests include Amanda Hanson, NIRB; Sandra Inutiq, Inuit lawyer; Lloyd Lipsett, human rights lawyer; with call-in questions and comments from Inuit about NIRB and Baffinland. May 16,...
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Lien vers: IMPORTANT BAFFINLAND NEWS - End of technical meetings in Iqaluit
by samcc
DID News Alert May 14, 2012. This past week, Iqaluit was the stage for Baffinland’s three-day technical meetings regarding the Mary River iron mine and it’s potential impacts. The meetings only reinforced the belief that more time is needed to discuss the key issues such as the location of the Steensby Inlet port, and the environmental impacts of a railway and a year-round shipping...
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Lien vers: IMPORTANT BAFFINLAND HEARINGS NEWS - NIRB Rules of Procedure
by samcc
DID News Alert May 11, 2012. For anyone who is interested in reading the Nunavut Impact Review Board's (NIRB) official policies and standards, particularly relating to the July community hearings, this is their document where all that information is. It is 27 pages. I attached an English version, and their Inuktitut version which is in syllabics.   
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Lien vers: IMPORTANT BAFFINLAND NEWS - Who is ArcelorMittal?
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DID News Alert May 10, 2012. I thought I would shed a little light on who the owner of ArcelorMittal is, the company that owns Baffinland. The chairman and CEO of ArcelorMittal is Lakshimi Mittal. According to Forbes magazine, he is the 21st richest person in the world and the 47th most powerful. He has a net worth of $20.7 billion dollars.He founded the Mittal Steel Company in 1976 in Calcutta,...
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Lien vers: Part 2. Human Rights (Lloyd Lipsett). more information on Baffinland
May 10, 2012 8pm EST. Part Two of two shows. Human Rights lawyer Lloyd Lipsett continues his discussion of human rights and Human Rights Impact Assessment (HRIA) with Inuit in relation to the Baffinland Iron Mine project going through environmental review. With call-in questions and comments from Inuit about Baffinland. May 10, 2012, 8 pm EST, podcast 150 minutes, in English and Inuktitut. Part...
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Lien vers: Part 1. Human Rights (Lloyd Lipsett), information on Baffinland
This show starts around 5:00 mins into the recording, move your clicker to 5:00 to start. Human Rights lawyer Lloyd Lipsett introduces the concept of human rights and Human Rights Impact Assessment (HRIA) to Inuit in relation to the Baffinland Iron Mine project going through environmental review. With call-in questions and comments from Inuit about Baffinland. Part One of two shows. May 9, 2012,...
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Lien vers: Inuksuit on the railroad
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DID News Alert May 10, 2012. A new concern has been raised about Baffinland’s proposed 150-kilometre railway from the mine to Steensby Inlet. The railway will run along a chain of roughly 100 inuksuit that extends for over six kilometres near the mouth of Steensby Inlet. Carleton University archaeologist Sylvie LeBlanc considers it the longest intact chain of inuksuit in the world;...
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Lien vers: DID Overview May 5, 2012
Read the updated Fact Sheet and Plain Language Summary of Digital Indigenous Democracy Overview as the project launches in May 2012. Read here or download attached PDF (see link at left).*   *   *   *   *FACT SHEET Angjqatigiingniq – Deciding TogetherDigital Indigenous Democracy – www.isuma.tv/did• WHO? Isuma Distribution International...
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Lien vers: IMPORTANT- Inuit land claim gets first royalty payment for $2.2 Million
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DID News Alert May 1, 2012. Inuit land claim gets first $2.2 million royalty paymentOn Tuesday May 1st 2012, the Inuit land claims organization Nunavut Tunngavik Incorporated (NTI), received their first royalty payment of $2.2 million dollars. The royalty payment was made by the mining company Agnico-Eagle, which runs the Meadowbank gold mine near Baker Lake, Nunavut. NTI received the money for...
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Lien vers: Montreal Student Protest against Tuition Fees Hikes, 4:23 Zacharias Kunuk Videoblog
Well, in Montreal April 25, 2012 for the International Polar Year Conference, I witness this protest by Montreal students against tuition fees hikes, 4:23.   
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Lien vers: Baffinland Revised 2012 Field Work Plan
Baffinland Iron Mine Corp (BIM) revision of 2012 field work plan and withdrawal of new Type B water license application. Download the original March 30, 2012 letter as PDF.
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Lien vers: People and Reindeer In A Changing Climate (English Version)
By Philip BurgessInternational Centre for Reindeer Husbandry, Kautokeino, Norwayphilip [dot] burgess [at] reindeercentre [dot] orgThis documentary is about the International Polar Year project called EALAT, which looks at the impact on reindeer husbandry of climate change and other land use changes such as oil and gas development on reindeer pastures in the Arctic. Scenes from reindeer herding...
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Lien vers: ЭАЛАТ – Люди и олени в меняющемся климате
By Philip Burgess, International Centre for Reindeer Husbandry, Kautokeino, Norway.philip [dot] burgess [at] reindeercentre [dot] orgEALÁT is a research project carried out under the International Polar Year and the Arctic Council SustainableDevelopment Working Group that has looked at these challenges that reindeer herders are facing andinvestigated how herders can best adapt to the realities of...
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Lien vers: 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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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.