CAMBRIDGE BAY, NU – May 8, 2015 – The Nunavut Impact Review Board (NIRB or the Board) has completed its review of AREVA Resources Canada Incorporated’s (AREVA) “Kiggavik Uranium Mine” Project (the Kiggavik Project or Project) and submitted its Final Hearing Report, including recommendations, to the federal Minister of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development and…

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Areva Resources Canada Inc. has received its marching orders for what to include in a final environmental impact statement, or FEIS, on its Kiggavik uranium project near Baker Lake. Those “commitments,” which Areva must observe when writing its FEIS for Kiggavik, are contained in a 62-page report that the Nunavut Impact Review Board issued July…

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Nunavummiut Makitagunarningit has made a submission  to the study on extractive and energy industries in and near indigenous territories being conducted by Prof. James Anaya, the United Nations’ Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. The submission explains that since it was formed in November 2009, Nunavummiut Makitagunarningit has lobbied the institutions created by…

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Government of NunavutUranium Consultation March 15, 2011Dear Premier Aariak, Thank you for inviting the opinions of Nunavummiut on uranium. I am writing to you as a parent, a physician and as someone who caresdeeply about the future of Nunavut. I have not been shy to speak outagainst nuclear energy and specifically uranium mining. Part of…

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We have linked an article by Warren Bernauer of The Dominion on the Inuit campaign against Uranium Mining in Nunavut and on the accusations of bias against the Nunavut government.

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Elaine Wang, University of Vermont (prepared for ENVS 295, Dr. Saleem H. Ali) December 2006IntroductionIn a plebiscite held on March 26, 1990, residents of the hamlet of Baker Lake (in what was then the District of Keewatin, Northwest Territories, now the District of Kivalliq, Nunavut, Canada), voted overwhelmingly against the development of a uranium mine…

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Gudrun Conrad, MENSCHENRECHTE 3000 e.V.,  ”COYOTE. Indianische Gegenwart”,  Nr. 88 / Winter 2010 Weltweit hat der Ansturm auf die Uranreserven wieder an Intensität gewonnen. Auch Nord-Kanada bleibt davon nicht verschont. Schon in den 80er Jahren hatte die deutsche Urangesellschaft mbH (UG) das Uranvorkommen Kiggavik in der Nähe von Baker Lake entdeckt. Das erste Uranbergwerk im…

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Nunavut Tunngavik to take second look at uranium mining Inuit org to review current pro-uranium policy by Sarah RogersNunatsiaq NewsFebruary 24, 2011 OTTAWA — Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. says the territory needs to see“Arctic-specific regulations” around the mining of uranium before they canthrow their support behind a proposed uranium mine near Baker Lake. NTI president Cathy…

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IQALUIT – February 24, 2011 Nunavummiut Makitagunarningit (Makita) today applauded theannouncement by Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. (NTI) President Cathy Towtongiethat the organization will conduct a “territorial-wide consultationprocess on uranium.” “We are very happy and relieved that the newly-elected leadership atNTI has decided to review the Uranium Policy that the previous NTIBoard adopted,” said Makita Chairperson Sandra…

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