IIBA

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    17th Jan 2019 – 6th Comment - Erasmus - Igloolik - Inuktitut

    uploaded by: dandietzel

    channel: DID records comments from Inuit at the Nunavut Impact Review Board (NIRB) Public Hearings

    Erasmus: I agree with Johnny Kublu IIBA has to be amended, and there should be training facilities provided for higher positions such as conductors mechanics and engineers.

    There is going to be a driving school in Pond Inlet because the mine is using big trucks, and they want to use railways so they have to train Inuit how to operate the equipment

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    uploaded date: 01-02-2019

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    15th Jan 2019 – 7th Comment - Elder Jayco Aluluuq - Pond Inlet - Inuktitut

    uploaded by: dandietzel

    channel: DID records comments from Inuit at the Nunavut Impact Review Board (NIRB) Public Hearings

    Elder Jayco Aluluuq: With the increase proposal, there would be many ships on the waters of Pond Inlet, the barges and ships for the mine will be a huge increase addition to the cruise ships and sea freighters that already occupy these waters in the summer.

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    uploaded date: 01-02-2019

  • QIA plans to release full IIBA text by Dec. 6

    uploaded by: Cara Di Staulo

    channel: DID News

    Qikiqtani Inuit Association also plans community tour to explain deal

    If you are a beneficiary of the Nunavut Land Claims Agreement living in the Baffin region, you’ll find out by Dec. 6 exactly what the Inuit impact and benefits agreement that Qikiqtani Inuit Association signed with Baffinland Iron Mines Corp. for the Mary River iron mine project contains.

    The QIA has 90 days before it has to make public the full document, signed Sept. 6 in Iqaluit.

    That’s according to Sec. 26.8.1 of the NLCA, which says “an IIBA shall take effect 30 days after its receipt by the Minister” and Sec. 25.6 of the IIBA which states “the terms and conditions of this Agreement shall remain confidential for up to 90 days after which each Party shall be free to disclose this Agreement to any Person,” cited in a Sept. 11 news release from the QIA.

    The release said the “QIA therefore commits to providing a public copy of the IIBA on or before December 6, 2013.”

    To date, the QIA has prepared, released and posted to its website an open letter to beneficiaries, a project background document and an “initial draft [IIBA] plain language guide.”

    The QIA said it also plans to visit “impacted communities” to present the IIBA and its contents to beneficiaries.

    The dates of these visits will be made public “once logistics are finalized,” the QIA said

    Finally, the QIA said it will discuss the IIBA, its contents and initial implementation plans later with the media.

    In the meantime, the QIA or Baffinland can tell its advisors about the contents of the IIBA and disclose them, as required, during administrative, regulatory or court proceedings.

    The QIA may provide beneficiaries represented by QIA with “general information and a summary of this IIBA in sufficient detail as to understand the anticipated impacts and benefits of the project to Inuit.”

    www.nunatsiaqonline.ca

     

    COMMENTS on Nunatsiaq Online

    #1. Posted by snapshot on September 13, 2013

    im happy for this. Step in or step aside.

    #2. Posted by concern inuk on September 13, 2013

    QIA representative better do most of the talking when you do community consultation.  Our representative never talks to community members and I find him to be bully when it comes to meeting and trying to set up management partners.  I don’t think he wants QIA or HTO to work with Government or community members.  He is going other way.

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    uploaded date: 13-09-2013

  • Mary River Project: IIBA

    uploaded by: Cara Di Staulo

    channel: DID News

    The Qikiqtani Inuit Association realsed on September 6th, 2013 this summary of their Inuit Impact and Benefit Agreement (IIBA) with Baffinland Iron Mines Corporation for the Mary River Project.

    The plan language guide is not binding and the actual IIBA has not been made available to the public.

    www.qia.ca

     

     

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    uploaded date: 09-09-2013

  • Nunavut’s biggest IIBA to date: what’s in it?

    uploaded by: Cara Di Staulo

    channel: Isuma News

    QIA-Baffinland deal on the Mary River iron mine would pour millions of dollars into QIA’s coffers

    DAVID MURPHY

    Nunatsiaq News

    The Qikiqtani Inuit Association dubbed it a “historic” moment when Tom Paddon, president and chief executive office of Baffinland Iron Mines Corp., and QIA president Okalik Eegeesiak finally signed the deals which will pave the way for the Mary River iron mine in northern Baffin Island Sept. 6.

    Just before Eegeesiak put her right hand down to sign the first document, she looked behind her and asked a group of QIA negotiators: “Are we sure?”

    After a chuckle and some nods, she signed the Inuit impact and benefit agreement and commercial production lease, which has been in negotiation for seven years.

    The signing of the IIBA, which will likely be worth millions to the QIA and Inuit in Baffin Island when the mine moves into commercial production, also came with a signing bonus.

    But the amount and most other financial information contained in the IIBA was not revealed Sept. 6.

    Paddon said, however, that the IIBA will make the Mary River mine a successful project.

    “It’s very much in our best interest for this to be a success for the Inuit,” Paddon told the packed room at the Discovery Lodge in Iqaluit. “The stronger and healthier communities [are] in the North, the better project for us.”

    “We don’t want to have to recruit people from the South and fly everybody up and bring all of our services from the South — it’s not an efficient a way to do business,” he said.

    “There’s a lot of work to get there. But that’s what the document is for,” Paddon said.

    Eegeesiak, speaking mostly in Inuktitut, said that there are bound to be mistakes throughout the span of the project, which would produce 3.5 million tonnes of iron ore a year, until 2020, when 20 million tonnes of ore would start flowing for at least 20 years if Baffinland expands the project.

    But Eegeesiak said the entire Baffin region will benefit from the mine.

    She also said QIA representatives will visit the entire Baffin region to explain the agreement to communities.

    The IIBA contains twenty-four articles in the initial draft of the summary of the agreement handed out at the meeting, which spells out how Inuit will benefit from the Mary River Project.

    As part of the deal, an executive committee will be created that will comprise three representatives from each of QIA and Baffinland, called “BIMC” in the document.

    The executive committee “makes sure BIMC and QIA are accountable to their respective commitments to maximize Inuit participation.”

    To make any important decisions in relation to the IIBA, five of six representatives from the executive committee will have to agree.

    The agreement does not set a minimum Inuit employment target, called “MIEG” in the summary.

    But it does say the executive committee will set annual minimum Inuit employment targets, review contract award issues and respond to communities affected directly by the project.

    As part of the IIBA, an implementation budget will be created with several funds, which includes:

    • business capacity and start-up fund — $250,000 per year paid by BIMC until commercial production begins;

    • Ilagiiktunut Nunalinnullu Pivalliajutisait Kiinaujat Fund (a fund to offset negative social or cultural impacts created by the project and to help distribute benefits) — $750,000 per year paid by BIMC and QIA equally for the first six years;

    • education and training fund — $1 million for the first two years the IIBA is in effect, paid by BIMC;

    • scholarship fund — $25,000 each year paid by BIMC;

    • workplace orientation programs; and,

    • money to pay the costs associated with implementation of any rights, obligation or requirements of the IIBA.

    Royalty payments paid by Baffinland to QIA during commercial operations will be reported yearly in an annual general meeting.

    But the royalty rate and the estimated size of royalty payments were not revealed Sept. 6.

    In a footnote, the royalty payment is defined as “the net sales revenue for a period multiplied by a factor agreed to by the Parties in the IIBA.”

    These payments can be re-negotiated after 30 years, or once $1 billion tonnes of iron ore has been mined.

    QIA can also expect advance payments from Baffinland. These include:

    • a payment upon the date the IIBA is signed;

    • a payment upon the date the Nunavut Water Board type A water licence is approved;

    • a payment upon a positive construction decision by Baffinland; and,

    • a payment each quarter starting one-year after the construction decision is made and continuing until commercial production begins.

    For employment, Baffinland will create an Inuit-specific human resources strategy.

    Its goal: to “identify barriers to the employment and advancement of Inuit, particularly Inuit women, and BIMC will try to reduce them over the course of the project. “

    A number of cultural articles are included in the IIBA as well.

    The IIBA says Inuktitut in the workplace will be supported and its use will be increased over the life of the project, and that a lack of English “will not be a barrier to employment.”

    And according to the IIBA, Baffinland says they will “make available” country food to Inuit employees, and to non-Inuit employees “from time to time” to promote Inuit culture.

    Baffinland will also provide funding for environmental monitors to ensure management of monitoring plans “specific to environmental concerns.”

    A wildlife compensation fund worth $750,000 will be established by Baffinland for the first three years the IIBA is in effect.

    The fund will be administered by QIA and will compensate Inuit “for any loss or damage related to wildlife that they have suffered” as a result of the project. 

    Baffinland have to make an annual IIBA implementation report each year to the executive committee.

    Some articles will still come up for review every three years.

    www.nutnatsiaqonline.ca

     

    COMMENTS from Nunatsiaq Online

    #1. Posted by Reciprocity on September 08, 2013

    The historic cry looking back “Are we sure?”  Returning with nervous laughter to lip bite, desperately trying to hold emotions, truth locked within. Is Olympics reciprocity now done dancing in heads?

    Mine is to last 30 years yet wildlife compensation last 3 years.

    The “off set negative social or cultural impacts” last 6 years.

    “Education and training fund” last 2 years.

    Ok I’ll bite, what is the $$ amount for all 3 above after the 3rd and 6th year for the next 27, 24 years?

    Will people accept this at the up coming community visits explaining the deal?  Do you think it’s a great deal?

    #2. Posted by IceClass on September 08, 2013

    So how does it Benefit Inuit to give a thoroughly dysfunctional organization like QIA millions of dollars?

    QIA already spends millions every year with no distinguishable benefit to anyone beyond the President, board and those with a make-work job there.

    #3. Posted by Imaa on September 08, 2013

    This IIBA sounds good, much better than the other IIBA’s, the Baker Lake IIBA is good but it is missing a lot of what is on this one. Congratulations QIA and Baffin Inuit!

    #4. Posted by Get Informed Before Running Your Mouth on September 08, 2013

    # 3, what do you know about “Baker Lake IIBA” and what is missing, exactly? :D

    #5. Posted by the norm on September 08, 2013

    The day after the signing, okalik was seen at the iqaluit airport flashing around a $10 million dollar check. Talk about professionalism. :S

    #6. Posted by Calm down before running your mouth on September 08, 2013

    #4,
    http://www.miningnorth.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/MEADOWBANK-IIBA.pdf
    The Meadowbank IIBA is lacking in a lot compared to this Baffinland IIBA. If you take the time and comb through the agreements you will see this also.

    #7. Posted by Fool on September 08, 2013

    If she did that she is a fool.  Can’t fix foolish!  Isumaki.

    #8. Posted by Calm down on September 08, 2013

    It is a new IIBA and improving on it is a good thing, any new IIBA should be some improvements. I hope everyone can work together for any new IIBA in the future to make it even better.

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    uploaded date: 09-09-2013

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    Gamaillie Qiluqisaq, NIRB Community Roundtable, July 20, 2012, Iqaluit, 3:51 English version

    uploaded by: derekman88

    channel: My Father's Land

    Gamaillie Qiluqisaq, NIRB Community Roundtable, July 20, 2012, Iqaluit, 3:51 English version, asks why mining royalties only flow to NTI and Inuit organizations or governments but not directly to the impacted communities like Pond Inlet. NOTE Audio Mute first 54 seconds, advance to 54:00 to hear English translation.

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    uploaded date: 29-11-2012

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

    uploaded by: samcc

    channel: 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

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    ᓂᐲᑦ ᐃᓄᒃᑎᑐᑦ QIA and Mary River IIBA Part 3, live call-in June 27, 2012

    uploaded by: Mark Airut

    channel: My Father's Land

    ᓂᐲᑦ ᐃᓄᒃᑎᑐᑦ QIA and Mary River IIBA Part 3, June 27, 2012, 177:11, live call-in about Baffinland Mary River Impact and Benefits Agreement (IIBA) and QIA negotiations, with QIA President Okalik Eegeesiak, Mary River Project Coordinator Solomon Awa, Baffinland Working Committee member Solomon Mikki and QIA Igloolik Board Member Zacharias Kunuk.

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    uploaded date: 27-06-2012

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    ᓂᐲᑦ ᐃᓄᒃᑎᑐᑦ QIA and Mary River IIBA Part 2, live call-in June 26, 2012

    uploaded by: Mark Airut

    channel: My Father's Land

    ᓂᐲᑦ ᐃᓄᒃᑎᑐᑦ QIA and Mary River IIBA Part 2, June 26, 2012, 175:05, live call-in about Baffinland Mary River Impact and Benefits Agreement (IIBA) and QIA negotiations, hosted by Lucassi Ivalu with QIA President Okalik Eegeesiak, Mary River Project Coordinator Solomon Awa, QIA IIBA negotiators Paul Quassa and Phillip Paniaq.

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    uploaded date: 26-06-2012

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    ᓂᐲᑦ ᐃᓄᒃᑎᑐᑦ QIA and Mary River IIBA Part 1, live call-in June 25, 2012

    uploaded by: Mark Airut

    channel: My Father's Land

    ᓂᐲᑦ ᐃᓄᒃᑎᑐᑦ QIA and Mary River IIBA Part 1, June 25, 2012, 202:13, live call-in about Baffinland Mary River Impact and Benefits Agreement (IIBA) and Qikiqtani Inuit Association (QIA) negotiations, hosted by Lucassi Ivalu with QIA President Okalik Eegeesiak, Mary River Project Coordinator Solomon Awa, Baffinland Working Committee member Solomon Mikki and Igloolik QIA representat… Read more

    uploaded date: 25-06-2012