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

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NIRB Igloolik January 17th, 2019 8th Comment Inuktitut

Malaya Kublu: With the proposed site for the port in Steensby Inlet, please know that theese waters sre the calving grounds for the Walrus due to the shallowness in the area, and other sea mammals such as beluga, narwal, seals, prefer the area foe the shallowness, please put that in the records

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NIRB Igloolik January 17th, 2019 8th Comment Inuktitut

Malaya Kublu: With the proposed site for the port in Steensby Inlet, please know that theese waters sre the calving grounds for the Walrus due to the shallowness in the area, and other sea mammals such as beluga, narwal, seals, prefer the area foe the shallowness, please put that in the records

NIRB Igloolik January 17th, 2019 7th Comment Inuktitut

Aarulaaq Quassa: When we have blizzards, the visibility is only vew feet at times, so there is going to need plans for weather related emergancies 

NIRB Igloolik January 17th, 2019 6th Comment Inuktitut

Erasmas: 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 opperate the equipment

NIRB Igloolik January 17th, 2019 3rd Comment Inuktitut

MLA Paul Quassa: I have been hearing of much dust coming from the mine and that it is very fine and is effecting the plants, vegetation and lakes with fishes, that will need to be addressed. And the animals have better hearing than people, so the noise from the railroad will have to be put into consideration

NIRB Igloolik January 17th, 2019 5th Comment Inuktitut

Johnny Kublu QIA representative: with the plan to produce 30 tonnes a year the communities that are effected should recive proper infrastructure and the IIBA should be amended accordingly, and our food supply should be put into consideration

NIRB Igloolik January 17th, 2019 2nd Comment Inuktitut

 Dominic Angutimarik: If the animals were to be effected, and our food source becomes limited, is there a plan for this? would we be compensated?

NIRB Igloolik January 17th, 2019 1st Comment Inuktitut

Dominic: if the health of the people were to be effected by the mine, what kind of implementation are there for this kind of situation?

NIRB Igloolik January 17th, 2019 11th Comment Inuktitut

 MLA Paul Quassa: Is there going to be one track for the 3 trains or is there going to be more than 1 track?

NIRB Igloolik January 17th, 2019 10th Comment Inuktitut

MLA Paul Quassa: There is a quota on caribou in Baffin Island, their migrating routes will have to be monitored closely

NIRB Igloolik January 17th, 2019 12th Comment Inuktitut

Johnny Kublu: There is commercial fishing at Asta Lake on Gifford River which connects with Mary River, there will have to be studies on how the fish are effected by the mine

NIRB Igloolik January 16th 2019 4th Comment Zacharias Kunuk Inuktitut

Zacharias concerned about the drinking water near and down stream of the mine, and the livelihood of the workers in the camp itself, and the sudden change of the rail plan

NIRB Igloolik January 16th 2019 8th Comment Inuktitut

Lazaris suggesting royalties for those that use to live in Milne Inlet

NIRB Igloolik January 16th 2019 5th Comment Inuktitut

Paul Ivalu saying that Nunavut Drivers license is not valid at the mine site suggest that be fixed

NIRB Pond Inlet January 15 2019 Inuktitut 7th Comment

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

NIRB Pond Inlet January 15 2019 Inuktitut 9th Comment

 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.

NIRB Pond Inlet January 15 2019 Inuktitut 4th Comment

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 apporved

NIRB Pond Inlet January 15 2019 Inuktitut 3rd Comment

 NIRB Pond Inlet January 15 2019 Inuktitut 3rd Comment

NIRB Pond Inlet January 15 2019 Inuktitut 2nd Comment

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NIRB Pond Inlet January 15 2019 Inuktitut 25th Comment

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NIRB Pond Inlet January 15 2019 Inuktitut 24th Comment

 NIRB Pond Inlet January 15 2019 Inuktitut 24th Comment

NIRB Pond Inlet January 15 2019 Inuktitut 23rd Comment

 NIRB Pond Inlet January 15 2019 Inuktitut 23rd Comment

NIRB Pond Inlet January 15 2019 Inuktitut 22nd Comment

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NIRB Pond Inlet January 15 2019 Inuktitut 21st Comment

 NIRB Pond Inlet January 15 2019 Inuktitut 21st Comment

NIRB Pond Inlet January 15 2019 Inuktitut 20th Comment

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NIRB Pond Inlet January 15 2019 Inuktitut 18th Comment

Jimmy Pittiulaaq: I have been a chair for the HTO here, if you are NIRB listen to the people and not the company, even with these consultations our voice are not being heard. this effects five communities and the plans are being changed so fast, hunters are not welcomed at the site. MLA is not in the loop

NIRB Pond Inlet January 15 2019 Inuktitut 1st Comment

 NIRB Pond Inlet January 15 2019 Inuktitut 1st Comment

NIRB Pond Inlet January 15 2019 Inuktitut 19th Comment

 We hear on the news about the struggle of the indigenous people of south canada with the pipe line, i suggest we do the same as our indigenous brothers and sisters to get our voices heard around the world

NIRB Pond Inlet January 15 2019 Inuktitut 16th Comment

 NIRB Pond Inlet January 15 2019 Inuktitut 16th Comment

NIRB Pond Inlet January 15 2019 Inuktitut 17th Comment

 NIRB Pond Inlet January 15 2019 Inuktitut 17th Comment

NIRB Pond Inlet January 15 2019 Inuktitut 15th Comment

 NIRB Pond Inlet January 15 2019 Inuktitut 15th Comment

NIRB Pond Inlet January 15 2019 Inuktitut 12th Comment

 NIRB Pond Inlet January 15 2019 Inuktitut 12th Comment

NIRB Pond Inlet January 15 2019 Inuktitut 14th Comment

 NIRB Pond Inlet January 15 2019 Inuktitut 14th Comment

NIRB Pond Inlet January 15 2019 Inuktitut 10th Comment

 NIRB Pond Inlet January 15 2019 Inuktitut 10th Comment

NIRB Pond Inlet January 15 2019 Inuktitut 11th Comment

 NIRB Pond Inlet January 15 2019 Inuktitut 11th Comment

NIRB Igloolik January 16th 2019 1st Comment

 Merlin the Econnomic Devolopment Officer asking about training, and joint ventures and what are the plans for the future environment

NIRB Igloolik January 16th 2019 9th Comment

 Janet asking if we as a comunity can oppose the rail road to Steensby Inlet if we get conserns about safty of the ships and the environment

NIRB Igloolik January 16th 2019 2nd Comment

 Janet Airut asking about what will happen to the rail road once the mining is done

NIRB Igloolik January 16th 2019 4th Comment Zacharias Kunuk

 Zacharias concerned about the drinking water near and down streem of the mine, and the livelyhood of the workers in the camp itself, and the sudden change of the rail plan

NIRB Igloolik January 16th 2019 3rd Comment

 Theo Ikummaq commenting about the animals being impacted by the exploration before the mine started and the contaminated water going to the lakes that the hunters fish at

NIRB Igloolik January 16th 2019 8th Comment

 Lazaris suggesting royalties for those that use to live in Milne Inlet

NIRB Igloolik January 16th 2019 11th Comment

Baffinland should provide more than just jobs

NIRB Igloolik January 16th 2019 5th Comment

 Paul Ivalu saying that Nunavut Drivers license is not valid at the mine site suggest that be fixed

NIRB Igloolik January 16th 2019 6th Comment

 Merlin asks what kind of impact the dust from the road has had on the environment and what will happen if baffinland starts to stock pile iron ore at the shore what kind of plan they have for the oxidation of the ore

NIRB Pond Inlet Jan 15 24th Comment

Many hunters have lost income and we haven't seen any benefits towards the community and not making good on the agreements that was put in paper

NIRB Pond Inlet Jan 15 23rd Comment

they have set a quota that they want to meet and the rail will help them meet the quota of so many tonnes and it would be better for the community of Pond Inlet for the rail to go to Steensby and not to Milne, and I would want the HTO to oversee the condition of the ice when time comes to shipping the ore

NIRB Pond Inlet Jan 15 22nd Comment

there are a few things that are not clear, the studies that they do about the animals and the enivornment it would help if we have access to the reports that are done. and I would suggest having more knowledge about the impact the mine has on the Narwals

NIRB Pond Inlet Jan 15 20th Comment

When they start on the railway it will have a big impact, on the amount of jobs but also on the environment, and it would cut off the trails that we use to go to the hunting grounds of different animals

NIRB Pond Inlet Jan 15 21st Comment

It is written that we have until Febuary 21 to voice our concerns, I wonder if we can have a consultation with QIA, NTI, Government of Nunavut so that they also hear our concerns and be more involved

NIRB Pond Inlet Jan 15 18th Comment

Jimmy Pittiulaaq: I have been a chair for the HTO here, if you are NIRB listen to the people and not the company, even with theese consultations our voice are not being heard. this effects five communities and the plans are being changed so fast, hunters are not welcomed at the site. MLA is not in the loop

NIRB Pond Inlet Jan 15 19th Comment

We hear on the news about the stuggle of the indegenios people of south canada with the pipe line, i suggest we do the same as our indegenios brothers and sisters to get our voices heard around the wrold

NIRB Igloolik January 17th, 2019 9th Comment

 Janet asks if the railway would operate all year round

NIRB Pond Inlet Jan 15 17th Comment

Quvvaqttaq: My question is if the people of Pond Inlet reject this proposal, can the minister overturn that decition?

NIRB Igloolik January 17th, 2019 5th Comment

 Johnny Kublu QIA representative: with the plan to produce 30 tonnes a year the communities that are effected sould recive proper infrastucture and the IIBA should be ammended accordingly, and our food supply should be put into consideration

NIRB Igloolik January 17th, 2019 8th Comment

 Johnny Kublu: Steensby is a calving grounds for the Walrus and is very shallow for big ships just to let you know

NIRB Igloolik January 17th, 2019 4th Comment

 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

NIRB Igloolik January 17th, 2019 6th Comment

 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

NIRB Igloolik January 17th, 2019 3rd Comment

 MLA Paul Quassa: I have been hearing of much dust coming from the mine and that it is very fine and is effecting the plants, vegetation and lakes with fishes, that will need to be addressed. And the animals have better hearing than people, so the noise from the railroad will have to be put into consideration

NIRB Igloolik January 17th, 2019 7th Comment

 MLA Paul Quassa: We have Blizzards in the winter time and if the phase 2 is approved there would have to be plans if there is an emergancy on the railway during a blizzard

NIRB Igloolik January 17th, 2019 2nd Comment

 Dominic Angutimarik: If the animals were to be effected,and our food sourse becomes limited, is there a plan for this? would we be compensated?

NIRB Igloolik January 17th, 2019 10th Comment

 MLA Paul Quassa: There is a quota on caribou in Baffin Island, their migrating routes will have to be monitored closely

NIRB Igloolik January 17th, 2019 11th Comment

 MLA Paul Quassa: Is there going to be one track for the 3 trains or is there going to be more than 1 track?

NIRB Igloolik January 17th, 2019 13th Comment

Merlin: is there going to be a study on how the mine has an impact on the diets of the people?

NIRB Igloolik January 17th, 2019 1st Comment

Dominic: if the health of the people were to be effected by the mine, what kind of implamentation are there for this kind of situation?

NIRB Igloolik January 17th, 2019 12th Comment

Johnny Kublu: There is commercial fishing at Asta Lake on Gifford River which connects with Mary River, there will have to be studies on how the fish are effected by the mine

NIRB Pond Inlet Jan 15 2019 16th Comment

I heard that 5 people got laid off because they were using their mother toung, there should be more workers fluent in inuktitut at the office at the camp site. The workers should learn Inuktitut if they want to work in Nunavut 

NIRB Pond Inlet Jan 15 2019 15th Comment

Before the mine started, archeologists studied the various sites that are going to be impacted and found artifacts, I ask you, Is there archeologist making sure that the mine isn't destorying any archeological sites are artcifacts. Second thing,There are hunting routes that have been used for centuries that are still being tought, those routes should be protected in my opinion

NIRB Pond Inlet Jan 15 2019 14th Comment

I wonder if NIRB can put pressure on NIT, Nunavut Government, and Federal Government to go to the effected communities to do their own consultation with the people, we only see QIA, NIRB, and Baffinland do these consultations

NIRB Pond Inlet Jan 15 2019 13th Comment

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

NIRB Pond Inlet Jan 15 2019 12th Comment

Abraham Kublu: This says that there are two interveners, what about NTI, Nunavut Government, Canadian Government and other Orginizations. And it is said that we can write our conserns anytime and send them, I have not heard from you even after I send my written consern, what ios being done with those written documents

NIRB Pond Inlet Jan 15 2019 11th Comment

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?

NIRB Pond Inlet Jan 15 10th Comment

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?.

NIRB Pond Inlet Jan 15 9th Comment

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.

NIRB Pond Inlet Jan 15 8th Comment

Catherine Wilson: What size are cape size vesselsand how do they differ from the current vessels they are using?

NIRB Pond Inlet Jan 15 7th Comment

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

NIRB Pond Inlet Jan 15 6th Comment

Samson: When they did a study in BC they found out that the noise of the ships have effect 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 gharge them like I can do a citizens arrest?

NIRB Pond Inlet Jan 15 5th Comment

Carrie: There has been an increase of the ships that go here and a decrease in the narwal population, I think Baffinland should deal with current issues before prposing to do anything else

NIRB Pond Inlet Jan 15 4th Comment

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

NIRB Pond Inlet Jan 15 3rd Comment

 3rd Comment at NIRB 2019 onJanuary 15th in Pond Inlet.

NIRB Pond Inlet Jan 15 2nd Comment

 2nd Comment at NIRB 2019

NIRB Pond Inlet Jan 15 Jushua Qassa

 NIRB Pond Inlet Jan 15 Jushua Qassa