mary river mine

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    Silakut / Mary River Phase II Meeting (Igloolik)

    uploaded by: IsumaTV

    chaîne: Mary River Discussions (Foxe Basin & Qaisut)

    Host: Zacharias Kunuk

    Guests: Theo Ikummaq, Francis Piugattuk, David Aqqiaruq, Joanasie Kigutaq

    Translators: Cherylu Piugattuk, Marcy Siakuluk

    For this first episode of Silakut, Zacharias invites four Igloolik residents to discuss concerns related to the Baffinland Mary River iron ore mine, located in north Baffin Island.

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    uploaded date: 25-04-2019

  • My Father’s Land (Ataatama Nunanga)

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    Mixing scenes from past and present, My Father's Land looks at the meanings between Inuit history and modern mining in North Baffin Island; how new media is used to inform and consult Inuit leading up to July 2012 Nunavut Impact Review Board (NIRB) Final Public Hearings on Baffinland's $6 billion Mary River proposal to build the world's largest iron mine on Inuit land between Igloolik and Pond Inlet. Watch complete film on iTunes; more information on Digital Indigenous Democracy and Human Rights at www.isuma.tv/DID.

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    uploaded date: 13-03-2019

  • What’s in Mary River’s IIBA? A plain language summary, baffinlandwitness.com, July 3, 2012

    uploaded by: samcc

    chaîne: My Father's Land

    Full story at baffinlandwitness.com. Last Tuesday, QIA negotiator Paul Quassa spoke over Igloolik community radio to summarize the 24-article Inuit Impact and Benefit Agreement (IIBA) offer the association made to Baffinland earlier this month. QIA expects to receive an answer from the mining company within the next month. Negotiations on the IIBA must be completed before the Nunavut Impact Review Board (NIRB) can make a recommendation on whether the mine should go ahead to the minister of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development. Quassa’s summary is translated below.

    CLICK HERE for the complete summary.

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    uploaded date: 03-07-2012

  • Q&A with Igloolik mayor Nick Arnatsiaq, baffinlandwitness.com, June 28, 2012

    uploaded by: samcc

    chaîne: My Father's Land

    Full story at baffinlandwitness.com. BW: You’ve been mayor of Igloolik since January. Can you tell me a little bit about your background? NA: My real profession is interpreter-translator—I had a private business as an interpreter-translator in Iqaluit—but I’ve been many things. I was executive assistant for the Baffin Region Council, I worked in Ottawa as an assistant editor for an Inuktitut magazine and as an interpreter for ITC, also when I lived down south. In Igloolik, I was economic development officer, president of the Co-op and was vice-deputy mayor some years ago. And I’ve been Baffinland’s community liaison officer here for five years now.

    CLICK HERE for the complete interview.

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    uploaded date: 28-06-2012

  • “I thought I would grow old there. I even have my gravesite up there.” Michelline Ammaq interview baffinlandwitness.com June 21, 2012

    uploaded by: samcc

    chaîne: My Father's Land

    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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    uploaded date: 21-06-2012

  • NEXT CALL-IN SHOW - Monday June 11th 8-10pm EST: recordings with protesters

    uploaded by: samcc

    chaîne: My Father's Land

    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."

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    uploaded date: 11-06-2012

  • UPDATE TONIGHT JUNE 6 RADIO CALL-IN – Nipivut Nunatinnii Our Voice at Home

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    chaîne: DID News

    UPDATE TONIGHT Wednesday June 6th 8-10pm: Walrus, Wildlife and Baffinland?
    • What do hunters think about Baffinland’s supertankers and marine mammals?
    • Will shipping through Foxe Basin damage the wildlife? Is it safe?

    Thursday June 7th 8-10pm: Have Inuit Had Their Say?
    • Do you understand Baffinland’s Environmental Impact Statement?
    • Are you informed? Do your opinions count?

    Listen at Live Radio  Call-in 1.819-934-8080, or 8082.

    Get your opinions on the record.
    Call-in radio shows will be submitted to NIRB July Public Hearings as part of DID’s Formal Intervention led by Zacharias Kunuk and human rights lawyer Lloyd Lipsett

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    uploaded date: 06-06-2012

  • QIA shows some support for Steensby Inlet port

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    chaîne: DID News

    In their final intervention to the NIRB, QIA has shown their support for the Mary River project. They stated that, “QIA feels that appropriate mechanisms are in place to effectively monitor and manage the Mary River Project in an acceptable manner.” However they also have concerns.… En savoir plus

    uploaded date: 05-06-2012

  • LISTEN TONIGHT MAY 30th 8PM - Nipivut Nunatinnii live Call-in radio online, QIA report by Zacharias Kunuk

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    chaîne: DID News

    Tune in TONIGHT, May 30, from 8-10 pm EST to listen to the next online call-in radio show in the series Nipivut Nunatinnii Our Voice at Home, broadcast locally and worldwide by Igloolik Community Radio Online at www.isuma.tv/DID/radio/igloolik. Zacharias Kunuk, Igloolik Hamlet Councilor and representative to the Board of Qikiqtani Inuit Association (QIA), will make his first radio report to the community following the recent QIA Board meetings. Two phone lines will be open for call-in questions and comments at +1-867-934-8080 and -8082. Questions and comments also can be submitted on Facebook at www.facebook.com/radiostation.igloolik

     

    Let your voices be heard!

    Nipivut Nunatinnii Our Voice at Home Igloolik Community Radio Online +1.867.934.8080 or 8082 www.facebook.com/radiostation.igloolik or www.facebook.com/isumaTV

     

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    uploaded date: 30-05-2012

  • Baffinland community hearings – Who are the community representatives?

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    chaîne: My Father's Land

    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, formal intervenors must present a written submission to the NIRB by May 30th and wait to be approved. If approved, then these formal intervenors will be able to present their documents to the full NIRB board on the first day of community meetings, which is the technical presentations. These presentations, and the NIRB’s response, will be put on the official publicrecord.

    2) Informal Intervenors: This is everyone else. People from the community who have not filed a written submission to be a formal intervenor will still be able, according to the NIRB, to speak to some members of the board and ask questions and raise their concerns about the project. This is what is called the “community roundtables.” They will take place on the second and third day of the hearings. They will be open to anyone, so people do not have to be approved in order to come and talk.

    What does not seem clear from the NIRB guidelines, is whether the community roundtables will be recorded or put on the official public record. The formal intervenors will, and their questions will be put on record. But for the rest of the community, those who have not made written submissions but still have lots of questions or concerns they want to express to the NIRB board, it is not clear if any of what they say will be recorded in the official transcript. Will their opinions and concerns be lost?

    It is also not clear what the NIRB means by “community representatives.” In the document “What to Expect When You Are Expecting,” it says on page 14 that "The NIRB will be soliciting up to five (5) representatives from each of the 11 communities to attend the Final Hearing in Iqaluit." Some sources say there are 7 communities that will be represented at the final Iqaluit hearing, not 11. This is confusing.

    ALSO, this document does not explain how the NIRB will be selecting these representatives, or where they will be coming from. If they are not selected by the NIRB, then what organization will be selecting them? The Mary River Projects Committee? The Hamlet Council? QIA?

    This last question is important, since the people of the communities should know who will represent their town at the final Iqaluit hearings.

    Look to your left (under "attached files") to download a PDF version of the Baffinland presentation "What to Expect When You Are Expecting"

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    uploaded date: 28-05-2012