Nuluujaat Land Guardians credit Vandal with ‘listening hard and well’ on Baffinland expansion – Nunatsiaq News

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Nuluujaat Land Guardians credit Vandal with ‘listening hard and well’ on Baffinland expansion – Nunatsiaq News

by ahnationtalk on November 23, 202218 Views

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Opponents of Mary River mine expansion express ‘generous and grateful thanks’ to officials responsible for turning down project

The Nuluujaat Land Guardians — the group that blockaded Baffinland’s Mary River mine in 2021 to protest its proposed expansion — thanked federal cabinet ministers “for listening hard and well to Inuit” after they turned down the project last week.

The organization, led by hunters in Pond Inlet, issued a statement Tuesday in response to federal Northern Affairs Minister Daniel Vandal’s decision to accept a recommendation from the Nunavut Impact Review Board to not allow Baffinland Iron Mines Corp.’s so-called Phase 2 expansion.

As northern affairs minister, Vandal had the final say on the project, but he consulted with four other federal cabinet ministers.

The group credited Vandal and the other federal ministers for “recognizing our right to hold to account organizations involved in mining and how it impacts our lands.”

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