My Father's Land (Attatama Nunanga) by Zacharias Kunuk and Norman Cohn. 163 mins. Inuktitut and English, (c) Kingulliit Productions 2014. Mixing scenes from the past and present, My Father's Land (Attatama Nunanga) looks at the meanings between Inuit history and modern mining in North Baffin Island; how internet and new media can be used to inform and consult Inuit as Nunavut Impact Review Board (NIRB) holds Final Public Hearings on Baffinland's Mary River proposal to build the world's largest iron mine on Inuit land between Igloolik and Pond Inlet.
www.isuma.tv/DID/HumanRights and www.isuma.tv/DID/MyFathersLand.
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**Igloolik Baffinland NIRB Final Public Hearings LIVE Broadcast** Tune-in to Nipivut Nunatinnii Monday-Wednesday July 23-25 to listen to the INUKTITUT audio LIVE from the Baffinland hearings in Igloolik.
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See Also DID Digital Indigenous Democracy.
My Inuit Point of View by Dr. Zacharias Kunuk O.C.
Tagged:Baffinland, hearings, Intervention, kunuk, Mary River, My Father's Land, NIRB, zacharias
Malachi Arreak worked as a regional land negotiator on the Nunavut Land Claims Agreement in the early 1990s and negotiated the Qikiqtani region’s first IIBA, for the Sirmilik National Park, across Eclipse Sound from Pond Inlet. Last week, I talked with him about the NLCA in relation to Mary River, as well a project he’s working on, the Tununiq beneficiaries corporation, to ensure Pond Inletmiut see direct benefits from Baffinland...See full story at baffinlandwitness.com.
Tagged:Baffinland, hearings, Intervention, kunuk, Mary River, My Father's Land, NIRB, Zacharias Kunuk
Tune-in tomorrow night Thursday July 12 at 8PM to Nipivut Nunatinnii Igloolik community radio for a live interview with Lloyd Lipsett talking about the Baffinland hearings in Iqaluit. Lloyd will be in Iqaluit for the hearings, before traveling to Igloolik and Pond Inlet.
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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.
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Full story at baffinlandwitness.com. BW: You’ve been mayor of Igloolik since January. Can you tell me a little bit about your background? NA: My real profession is interpreter-translator—I had a private business as an interpreter-translator in Iqaluit—but I’ve been many things. I was executive assistant for the Baffin Region Council, I worked in Ottawa as an assistant editor for an Inuktitut magazine and as an interpreter for ITC, also when I lived down south. In Igloolik, I was economic development officer, president of the Co-op and was vice-deputy mayor some years ago. And I’ve been Baffinland’s community liaison officer here for five years now.
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Tuesday night – The Mary River IIBA and QIA. Get information on what is an IIBA, who is on QIA’s team, what are some of the things that will be in an IIBA and where are negotiations. Call in if you have questions.
Tagged:baffinland community hearings, baffinland mine, community hearings, DID, did news alert, Human Rights, IIBA, impact and benefits, Inuktitut Voice, Mary River, mining in nunavut, My Father's Land, Nipivut Nunatinnii Our Voice at Home, NIRB, QIA
Full story at baffinlandwitness.com. "When I was a child, we would live out on the land. And I grew up on Baffin, where there were always mountains around us. I loved Baffin because it has colour, it has landscape. It has plants you can eat, not just plants you can see, and we picked and ate blueberries and blackberries there all summer."
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