ᓂᐲᑦ ᐃᓄᒃᑎᑐᑦ Interview with Arsene Ivalu, 3:49 Show Me on the Map

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ᓂᐲᑦ ᐃᓄᒃᑎᑐᑦ Arsene Ivalu: " I completely disagree because it will affect me, my culture and everything else around," 3:49 Inuktitut by Arnait Video Productions, Show Me on the Map, 2009. 

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"I disagree with the pathway the company wants to use. It is not that I am against mining. This pathway, I really disagree with. When there is a possibility for another pathway with no problems. The one they want to use is where the walruses migrate and congregate. When the walruses are disturbed they go further in the ocean. If they do their shipment through this pathway, the walruses will not come anymore.

There is a deeper water they could uses for shipment but they still want to use the shallow channel. We are trying to make them change the path. It is becoming a problem.

I completely disagree because it will affect me, my culture and everything else around.  It is a very important place for walruses and bearded seals. For us, it will be difficult to go further south on open sea when they will chase the walruses away."

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Duration:

3m 49s

Tagged:

Arctic, arnait, interviews, Inuit, mining, Nunavut

Languages:

Inuktitut

Location:

Nunavut, NT, Canada

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