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Qikiqtani Inuit Association and Baffinland reach agreement on greater oversight and additional benefits for impacted communities

Iqaluit, Nunavut – July 6, 2020 – The Qikiqtani Inuit Association (QIA) and Baffinland Iron Mines signed the Inuit Certainty Agreement on June 16, 2020, which provides greater Inuit control and oversight, direct community benefits and new and expanded programs for Inuit in communities impacted by the Mary River Project, with a focus upon Pond […]

by ahnationtalk on July 6, 202030 Views

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Tower Bay on Dezadeash Lake closed to all fishing

Joint release with Champagne and Aishihik First Nations. The Government of Yukon and Champagne and Aishihik First Nations (CAFN) have put regulations in place to close Tower Bay (Gokhtaheen), located on Dezadeash Lake, to angling and subsistence fishing each year from July 1 to August 15. The regulation is the first of its kind in […]

by ahnationtalk on July 2, 202037 Views

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Yukon First Nation calls on territory to abolish ‘colonial’ claim staking process for mines – The Narwhal

As the territorial government works toward a mineral development strategy, Carcross/Tagish First Nation urges an overhaul of the free entry system that it says puts rights in the hands of miners and removes it from Indigenous Peoples A Yukon First Nation is calling on the territorial government to abolish its wide-open process for recognizing mineral […]

by ahnationtalk on June 30, 202039 Views

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Icebreaking near Iqaluit, Nunavut

From: Canadian Coast Guard June 25, 2020 Yellowknife, Northwest Territories  – The Canadian Coast Guard Ship Terry Fox is escorting the MT KITIKMEOT W into Iqaluit, Nunavut on or around 26 June, 2020, as part of annual sealift operations. It is strongly recommended that all traffic on the ice, including pedestrians, hunters, snowmobilers, and all-terrain vehicle […]

by ahnationtalk on June 25, 202041 Views

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Nunavut regulators call for public review of mining company’s pipeline plans – Nunatsiaq News

12 June 2020 Agnico Eagle’s proposal is “a significant modification to the project as previously assessed” Agnico Eagle Mines Ltd.’s proposal to install two 40-kilometre-long pipes to discharge salty water near Rankin Inlet will be subject to a public environmental assessment, the Nunavut Impact Review Board has determined. The NIRB said a request by Agnico […]

by ahnationtalk on June 12, 202065 Views

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Canadian Coast Guard 2020 Arctic Season

From: Canadian Coast Guard Yellowknife, Northwest Territories June 9, 2020 – The Government of Canada is committed to maritime safety, providing essential services to mariners, and ensuring the health and safety of all Canadians. The Canadian Coast Guard’s annual Arctic icebreaking season allows the safe and efficient movement of vessels and goods in northern waters, […]

by ahnationtalk on June 9, 202066 Views

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N.W.T. First Nation shares prestigious UN prize for environmental work – Radio Canada International

June 8, 2020 A remote First Nations Community is sharing a prestigious United Nations prize for its 50-year-fight to save a giant swath of land that features boreal forest, tundra threaded with lakes, rivers and waterfalls and wildlife in Canada’s Northwest Territories. The Łutsël K’é Dene First Nation is one of 10 winners worldwide of […]

by ahnationtalk on June 8, 202060 Views

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Agnico Eagle tries to ease caribou protection measures for Nunavut mine – Nunatsiaq News

Company faces pushback from Baker Lake hunters, Environment Department and Kivalliq Inuit Association Agnico Eagle Mines Ltd. is trying to loosen caribou protection measures that it says have proven too costly to operations at its Whale Tail gold mine. But the move has drawn criticism from the Baker Lake Hunters and Trappers Organization, the Kivalliq […]

by ahnationtalk on June 2, 202083 Views

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Climate change challenges Nunavut’s thick-billed murres: researcher – Nunatsiaq News

Many amenities won’t be open under provincial guidelines and visitors must obey restrictions put in place by Fort William First Nation. THUNDER BAY – Chippewa Park is slated to reopen to the public on Friday. The City of Thunder Bay on Thursday said the decision was made following consultation and communication with Fort William First […]

by ahnationtalk on May 29, 202090 Views

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Chief: Salt River First Nation no longer at risk of flooding – CKLB News

May 15, 2020 The risk of flooding in Salt River First Nation appears to have passed, said Chief David Poitras. The water levels on the Slave River were much higher than usual up until about a week ago, but have since significantly lowered, Poitras said. The high water levels were caused by an ice jam […]

by ahnationtalk on May 15, 2020130 Views

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