EDO Merlin; NIRB denied the appication for increase for lacking environmental commitment, but the Minister with QIA approved it for Economic Impact, Whats going on? Co-op had more economic impact than Baffinland did in Igloolik.
Paul Ivalu saying that Nunavut Drivers license is not valid at the mine site suggest that be fixed.
has a class 3 license. Recognized in Nunavut, but when they apply to Baffinland their license is not recognized at all. Even when he applies to Baffinland, the only way I can be a driver is to learn as I go. He doesn’t think it’s only him. This has to be fixed somehow.
Shelly: Baffinland should do more for inuit in training for the various jobs that the mine provides not just employ those that are able, this is creating a situation were the inuit are being forced to run before they can walk job wise and that results in having to look for workers outside of the territory of Nunavut, and this means there is money is going out of Nunavut intsead of benefiting th… Uqalimakkanirit
Elder: Reading from the Nunavut Land Claim Agreement there are a few that are not being met and Baffinland is also making plans that don't follow the NLCA, if Baffinland cannot follow their plans without breaking the NLCA, I think they need to another planing that would have to make a new plan that would have to be voted by the People and the government for it to be approved.
Customers want to buy the iron. He was voted as QIA representative. A lot of people stated that Baffinland’s activities need to benefit communities more but nothing has changed. Their activities are increasing and they are making a profit but it is not coming back to them. … Uqalimakkanirit
Jushua Qassa: Mayor of the hamlet. We have 1600 Inuit as population. Three groups: 3rd group we can classify as hunters, 350 hunters. The impacts hunters have felt, they listened to their statements with HTO through the hamlet council, in the past summer. Stories of char and seal hunters, they felt great impacts, and that was done only with Baffinland’s past shipping.… Uqalimakkanirit
Here's Episode 57 of Nipivut! On the show: •Jeannie Sappa talks about violence against women. •Joey talks to Tommy Kingwatsiak about soap stone carving. •Joey also speaks to Saimataa Manning about the services at the Ivirtivik Employment Centre. There are also songs from Charlie Adams, Agaaqtoq, The Trade-Offs, Northern Haze, and Sumé.
Interesting article from March 26th, 2012 on the termination of the Aboriginal Skills and Employment Partnership Program (ASEP). This program ran from 2004 to March of 2012. Over 25 different projects, many which were mining-related, had received funding from this program, which had an annual budget of over $100 million.… Uqalimakkanirit