Peter: I was hearing from our elders that Milne Inlet is a major hunting ground, I wonder if Baffinland can plan a different site for the port, and to reduse the dust from the dirt roads they are using now can you pave the dirt roads?
HTO Chair Eric Ootuvak; I agree with the mayor on his statement 100%. When there is research done for the mine, I think they are leaving details when they give their reports, when the research is being done guides help the researchers to this and that, and after the report is done the guides notice what about that detail?.… Read more
Caleb Oootuvak: The drinking water is being effected near the mine and have restrictions, and Mary River is connected with many other Rivers and Lakes, I am suggesting how for the mine is going to have an effecting regarding drinkable water for hunters who use these many rivers and lakes to fish and hunt.… Read more
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.
Samson: When they did a study in BC they found out that the noise of the ships have affected marine life, and it is written that the Hunters can be compensated if their hunt is compromised by the mine, and that i saw a ship traveling fast near the shore, can I charge them, like I can do a citizens arrest?
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. … Read more
Baffinland probably has monitored and researched how their area was affected. He is asking what the impacts were on their environment and water. He has not seen it. Hunters were affected, same as him. He believes there will be 200 ships coming. Ships may not necessarily be regulated, they should be monitored. Maybe communities will be impacted and their concerns should be heard.… Read more
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.… Read more
Nunavut, circa 1913. Kuanana returns from a caribou hunt to discover his wife and daughter kidnapped, and the rest of his family slaughtered. His father's spirit helper, the loon Kallulik, sets him on course to overturn fate and reunite his family.
Baffinland Iron Mines Corp.’s Phase 2 development proposal for the Mary River mine continues, and IsumaTV/DID records the process of public engagement sessions in communities. Sessions started in January 2019, leading to public hearings scheduled for summer 2019.
A piqsiq is a natural phenomenon, a wind storm that conjures the impression of snow falling back up towards the sky. For sisters Inuksuk Mackay and Tiffany Ayalik, this chaotically beautiful northern image encapsulates the joys and struggles of navigating mixed Indigeneity in a world where reclaiming one’s culture can be a radical act.… Read more