Show me on the map: discussions on mining on Aboriginal lands


26 May 2009

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Show me on the map is a project produced by Arnait VIdeo Productions.

Mining has already started to change the look of the towns of Nunavut in inordinate ways largely uncontrolled by the residents of the towns. Some people support and others are strongly opposed to mineral exploitation. Mining creates jobs but takes its toll on traditional visions of and relations to the land. Still, the debate is not really on and public, with few outlets for expressing everybody’s concern and point of view.

We are using video as a tool for investigating our subjects, some of which are: the impact of industrialization and mining on local mythology and legends, how people make choices for their future, the coexistence of tradition and economical development, the power of communities in negociating with mining companies. This work will be shared through the internet, as a video installation and as a film. We hope you will participate in the debate.

We would like to acknowledge the support of Canada Council for the Arts to make this project possible.

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Media on this Channel

"Mining on Aboriginal lands...where vulnerable people are..."

Gordon Edwards, from the Canadian Coalition for Nuclear Responsability, tells us that uranium mining is done on aboriginal lands where mining companies find vulnerable people; Dr Helen Caldicott agrees and talks about Australia. Joe Tigullaraq, running for NTI president, questions the NTI policy on uranium mining.

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November 29, 2010

Dr Isabelle Gingras's talk in Iqaluit

Dr Isabelle Gingras is one of the doctor from Sept-Iles, Quebec, who vow to quit her job at the hospital of the region if uranium exploration and mining were progressing. She was in Iqaluit on November 18th to talk about the health hazards of the different steps of uranium exploitation. In English (audio Inuktitut translation to be uploaded soon).

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November 26, 2010

Introduction to Makita evening by Sandra Inutiq

On November 18th the organization Nunavummiut Makitagunarningit introduced anti-uranium activists to an Iqaluit audience. Here Sandra Inutiq, Chairperson of the organization opens up the presentation. In Inuktitut.

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November 26, 2010

Herd of caribous near Baker Lake

Synopsis:Well, this one was a small herd Joan said, between 1000 and 2000 caribous roaming the tundra in front of Baker Lake; obviously we bothered them with the helicopter as we were trying to reach our camping spot. This is a reason why people are worried about more mining activities around Baker Lake.

Filmmaker: MHCousineau


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July 30, 2010

Interview with Terry Uyarak

Terry Uyarak: "And I don't believe when they say "We have the most, efficient, cleanest mining in modern days" because I don't think there are any clean mines." Click more for transcription


- I heard they are making a road for this mining project. Did they start already? From where to where?

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June 3, 2009