Inuit afraid to show Baffinland support: former councillor

Joanna Innualuk-Kunnuk says Inuit lost trust in the company a decade ago

There are Inuit who support Baffinland Iron Mines Corp.’s proposed mine expansion, but they might not say so out loud, says a former Pond Inlet hamlet councillor. Joanna Innualuk-Kunnuk said people have always been wary of supporting the mine publicly. “Most of the people who support phase two won’t say anything,” Innualuk-Kunnuk said in an...

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