ᐃᓱᒪᒋᔭᐅᔪᑦ: ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᐃᓱᒫᓘᑎᖏᑦ ᐊᕙᑏᓪᓗ ᓴᐳᔾᔭᐅᓂᖏᑦ ᑐᙵᕕᐅᔪᒥᒃ ᐹᕙᓐᓛᓐᑯᑦ ᐊᖏᒡᓕᒋᐊᕈᒪᓂᖏᓐᓄᑦ

ᐹᕙᓐᓛᓐᑯᑦ ᓄᓘᔮᖕᓂᑦ ᐅᔭᕋᒃᓯᐅᕐᕕᖓᑦ ᓄᓘᔮᑦ ᕿᙳᐊᓂᒃ. (ᐊᔾᔨᙳᐊᖁᑎᒋᔭᐅᔪᖅ)

By ᑎᑎᕋᖅᑐᖅ ᐳᕋᐃᐊᓐ ᐱᐊᓂ, ᐊᖓᔪᖅᑳᖅ ᐹᕙᓐᓛᓐᑯᓐᓄᑦ

For an English version of this story, see Op-ed: Inuit concerns and protection of environment central to Baffinland expansion plans

ᖃᖓᑦᑎᐊᖅ ᖃᓄᐃᓚᐅᖅᑐᑦ ᐅᖃᐅᓯᐅᔪᓪᓗ ᐃᓄᓕᒫᖅᑎᑦᑎᑎᓪᓗᒋᑦ ᑐᓴᐅᒪᑎᑦᑎᓂᕐᒥᒃ ᐹᕙᓐᓛᓐᑯᑦ ᐊᖏᒡᓕᒋᐊᕈᒪᔭᖓᓄᑦ ᓄᓘᔮᖕᓂᑦ ᐱᓕᕆᓂᕐᒥᑦ ᐱᕕᖃᖅᑎᑦᑎᓯᒪᕗᑦ ᐱᒻᒪᕆᐅᔪᓂᒃ ᕿᒥᕐᕈᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐊᖏᒡᓕᒋᐊᕐᓂᕐᒧᑦ. ᑐᑭᓯᕗᒍᑦ ᐃᓚᖏᑦ ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᐃᑲᔪᖅᑐᖅᐳᑦ ᐊᓯᖏᑦ ᐃᑲᔪᖅᑐᙱᑎᓪᓗᒋᑦ, ᐊᓯᖏᓪᓗ ᖃᐅᔨᒪᖏᑉᑐᑦ ᓱᓕ ᐊᐱᖅᑯᑎᒃᓴᖃᖅᑐᓪᓘᓐᓃᑦ.

ᐱᕐᔪᐊᖑᕗᖅ ᑭᒃᑯᓕᒫᑦ ᑕᑯᔪᓐᓇᕐᓗᑎᒃ ᓱᓕᔪᓂᒃ ᖃᐅᔨᒪᔭᐅᔭᕆᐊᓕᖕᓂᒃ. ᐊᓂᒍᖅᑐᓂ 6 ᐊᕐᕌᒍᓂᑦ, ᐅᖃᖃᑎᖃᐃᓐᓇᖅᐳᒍᑦ ᕼᐋᒪᓚᓄᑦ, ᐊᖑᓇᓱᒃᑐᓕᕆᔨᓄᑦ, ᕿᑭᖅᑕᓂ ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᑲᑐᔾᔨᖃᑎᒌᖏᓐᓄᑦ (QIA) ᐊᐅᓚᑦᑎᔨᓂᓪᓗ ᖁᑦᑎᓕᕇᓂᒃ ᑐᓴᕋᓱᖕᓂᒃᑯᑦ, ᐋᖅᑭᑦᑎᐊᓯᒪᔪᓕᕆᓂᒃᑯᑦ ᑲᑎᒪᓂᖅᑎᒍᑦ, ᐃᓄᓕᒫᖅᑎᑦᑎᓂᒃᑯᓪᓗ ᓄᓇᓕᖕᓂᑦ, ᐊᓯᖏᓐᓂᓪᓗ ᑲᑎᒪᓪᓚᑦᑖᖅᑐᓂ ᐅᖃᖃᑎᒌᒃᑐᓂᓗ, ᐅᓄᖅᑐᑦ ᐃᓄᓕᒫᓄᑦ ᒪᑐᐃᖓᓪᓗᑎᒃ. ᐅᓄᖅᑐᑦ ᑎᑎᕋᖅᓯᒪᔪᑦ ᐸᐃᑉᐹᑦ ᑐᓂᔭᐅᓯᒪᖃᑦᑕᖅᑐᑦ ᐱᓕᕆᑎᓪᓗᒋᑦ ᑕᒪᒃᑯᓂᖓ ᕿᒥᕐᕈᓂᐅᔪᓂᑦ. ᐸᕐᓇᒃᓯᒪᔭᕗᑦ ᕿᒥᕐᕈᔭᐅᑦᑎᐊᖅᓯᒪᕗᑦ ᐃᓚᐅᖃᑕᐅᔪᓕᒫᓄᑦ ᐊᓯᔾᔩᓯᒪᕗᒍᓪᓗ ᒪᓕᒃᖢᒋᑦ ᑖᒃᑯᓇᙵᑦ ᑐᓴᖅᑕᑦᑎᓐᓂᑦ, ᐱᖃᓯᐅᖦᖢᒋᑦ ᑕᕝᕙᖓᑲᐅᑎᒋ ᐃᓄᖕᓂᑦ ᑐᓴᖅᑕᕗᑦ.

ᐹᕙᓐᓛᓐᑯᑦ ᐊᕙᑎᑎᒍᑦ ᑲᔪᓰᓐᓇᕈᓐᓇᓛᖑᕗᑦ ᓴᕕᕋᔭᒃᓴᓄᑦ ᐊᐅᓚᑦᑎᓂᕐᒥᒃ ᓄᓇᕐᔪᐊᒥ – ᐃᒋᑕᒃᓴᓂᒃ ᐅᔭᖅᑲᓂᒃ ᐱᑕᖃᖅᑎᑦᑎᓗᐊᕋᓂ, ᐃᓚᐅᕈᑎᖃᕐᓇᓂ ᐃᒥᕐᓂᒡᓘᓐᓃᑦ ᐊᑐᖏᑦᑐᑦ ᐅᔭᕋᖕᓂᐊᖅᑕᐅᔪᓄᑦ. ᐱᐅᓯᒋᐊᕐᓂᐊᖅᑕᕗᑦ ᑖᓐᓇ ᐱᓕᕆᑦᑎᐊᕐᓂᖅ ᐊᖏᒡᓕᒋᐊᕈᒪᓂᖅ 2-ᒥᑦ ᑕᐃᑲᓂ ᐱᓕᕆᐊᖑᓚᐅᖅᓯᒪᖏᑦᑐᓂᒃ ᒪᓕᓛᕈᒪᒐᑦᑕ ᐅᔭᕋᖕᓂᐊᕐᕕᖕᓂᑦ ᓴᓇᕝᕕᐅᔪᓂᑦ.

ᑐᑭᓯᔪᒍᑦ ᐊᖑᓇᓱᖕᓃᑦ ᑐᒃᑐᓂᒃ, ᕿᓚᓗᒐᕐᓂᒃ, ᓇᑦᑎᕐᓂᒃ ᐃᖃᓗᖕᓂᒡᓗ ᓂᕿᓪᓚᕆᐊᓘᖕᒪᑕ ᕿᑎᐊᓃᖦᖢᑎᒡᓗ ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᐃᓕᖅᑯᓯᖏᓐᓄᑦ ᑭᓇᐅᓂᖏᓐᓄᓪᓗ. ᑲᔪᓰᓐᓇᖅᑎᓪᓗᒍ ᐃᒃᐱᒋᓗᒍᓗ ᑖᓐᓇ ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᖃᓄᐃᖏᓐᓂᖏᓐᓄᑦ ᐊᑑᑎᖃᑦᑎᐊᖅᐳᖅ ᐸᕐᓇᖕᓂᑦᑎᓐᓄᑦ. ᕿᓚᓗᒐᕐᓄᑦ ᖃᐅᔨᓴᕐᓃᑦ ᓴᖅᑭᑦᑎᕗᑦ ᑕᐃᒪᐃᖏᓐᓇᖅᑐᓂᒃ ᕿᓚᓗᒐᖃᕐᓂᕐᓂᒃ ᑕᓯᐅᔭᕐᒥᑦ ᐊᑯᓐᓂᐊᓂ 2013 2019−ᓗ, ᐅᔭᕋᖕᓂᐊᓯᒋᐊᖅᖢᑎᒃ   2015ᒥᑦ. 2016ᒥᑦ, ᑲᑎᖦᖢᒋᑦ ᕿᓚᓗᒐᖅᑕᐅᔪᓐᓇᖅᑐᑦ ᐅᓄᕐᓯᒋᐊᖅᑕᐅᓚᐅᖅᑐᑦ ᑕᐃᒪᙵᓂᓪᓗ ᐊᕐᕌᒍᑕᒫᑦ ᕿᓚᓗᒐᖅᑕᐅᔪᓐᓇᕐᑐᑦ ᒥᑦᑎᒪᑕᓕᖕᒥᑦ ᐅᓄᕐᓯᒋᐊᑕᐅᓚᐅᕐᓯᒪᕗᑦ.

ᑐᑭᓯᕗᒍᑦ ᐱᕐᔪᐊᖑᓂᖏᓐᓂᒃ ᕿᑭᖅᑖᓘᑉ ᐅᐊᖕᓇᖓᓂᑦ ᑐᒃᑐᐃᑦ ᐱᓕᕆᖃᑎᒋᔪᒪᓪᓗᒋᓪᓗ ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᓴᐳᔾᔭᐅᓯᒪᖁᓪᓗᒋᑦ ᑖᒃᑯᐊ   ᐱᒻᒪᕆᐅᔪᑦ ᓄᓇᒥᖔᖅᑐᑦ ᑭᓱᒃᓴᑦ. ᖃᔅᓯᒐᓚᖕᓂᒃ ᐱᓕᕆᒃᑲᓐᓂᕋᓱᒃᐳᒍᑦ ᐃᓚᒋᓪᓗᓂᒋᑦ ᐊᖏᒡᓕᒋᐊᕐᓂᕐᓄᑦ ᐸᕐᓇᐅᑎᓄᑦ, ᐅᓄᖅᑐᑦ ᑕᕝᕙᙶᑲᐅᑎᒋᓪᓗᑎᒃ ᐅᖃᖃᑎᒌᖕᓂᕐᓂᑦ ᐃᓄᖕᓂᑦ, ᓲᕐᓗ ᑐᒃᑐᓄᑦ ᐃᑳᕐᕕᐅᔪᓐᓇᖅᑐᓂᒃ ᓱᓪᓗᓕᓕᐅᖅᖢᑕ   ᓴᓇᓯᒪᑎᖦᖢᒋᓪᓗ ᐊᖅᑯᑎᑯᑖᖕᒥᑦ ᓯᕕᖓᓃᑦ   ᐃᑲᔪᖁᓪᓗᒋᑦ ᑐᒃᑐᑦ ᐃᑳᕐᓂᖏᑦ.

ᐃᓅᔪᑦ ᓇᓗᓇᙱᓐᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐊᖏᖃᑎᒌᒍᑎ (ICA) ᐊᑎᓕᐅᖅᑕᐅᓚᐅᕐᑐᖅ 2020ᒥᑦ, ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᐃᓚᐅᔪᓐᓇᕐᓂᖅᓴᐅᖁᓪᓗᒋᑦ ᖃᐅᔨᓴᐃᓐᓇᕐᓂᕐᓂᑦ ᕿᒥᕐᕈᓂᕐᓂᓗ ᐊᐅᓚᓂᑦᑎᓐᓂᒃ. ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᑲᒪᖃᑦᑕᕐᓂᐊᖅᑐᑦ ᐊᐅᓚᓪᓗᒋᑦ ᐊᔾᔨᒌᙱᕈᓘᔭᖅᑐᓄᑦ ᖃᐅᔨᓴᐃᓐᓇᕐᓂᕐᓄᑦ ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᐸᖅᑭᔨᐅᓂᖏᓐᓄᑦ ᐸᕐᓇᐅᑎᐊᒍᑦ, ᐱᖃᓯᐅᔾᔨᓗᓂ ᖃᐅᔨᓴᐃᓐᓇᕐᓂᕐᓂᒃ ᐊᓯᔾᔨᖅᑐᓄᑦ   ᐃᓕᖅᑯᓯᒃᑯᑦ, ᓄᓇᒥᖔᖅᑐᓄᑦ, ᓄᓇᐃᓪᓗ ᐊᑐᖅᑕᐅᓂᖏᓐᓄᑦ ᐃᓅᓯᒃᑯᑦ ᖃᓄᐃᖏᓐᓂᕐᓄᓪᓗ. ᑖᒃᑯᐊ ᖃᐅᔨᓴᐃᓐᓇᕐᓃᑦ ᐊᒃᑐᐊᑲᐅᑎᒋᓂᐊᖅᑐᑦ ᐋᖅᑭᒋᐊᕈᓐᓇᖅᑐᒃᑯᑦ ᐊᐅᓚᑦᑎᓂᕐᓄᑦ ᐸᕐᓇᐅᑎᒧᑦ, ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᓇᓗᓇᐃᖅᓯᔪᓐᓇᖅᓯᑎᓪᓗᑎᒃ ᖃᓄᐃᔾᔭᐃᒃᑯᑎᒃᑲᓐᓂᕐᓂᒃ ᓴᐳᔾᔭᐅᓯᒪᖁᓪᓗᒍᑦ ᐊᕙᑏᑦ ᐊᒃᑐᐃᓂᕐᓂᒃ ᐊᖏᓂᖅᓴᐅᓐᓂᕈᑎᒃ ᒥᒃᓴᐅᓴᒃᑕᐅᓯᒪᔪᓂᑦ.

ᐹᕙᓐᓛᓐᑯᑦ ᐊᖏᓂᖅᐹᖑᕗᑦ ᓇᖕᒥᓂᕆᔭᐅᓪᓗᑎᒃ ᐃᖅᑲᓂᐊᔭᖅᑎᑦᑎᔨᐅᕗᖅ ᕿᑭᖅᑕᓂᒥᑦ ᑕᕝᕗᖓᑲᐅᑎᒋᓗ ᑕᕝᕗᖓᑲᐅᑎᒋᐅᖏᑦᑐᒃᑯᓪᓗ ᑐᓂᓯᓯᒪᓪᓗᑎᒃ 1.68 ᐱᓕᐊᓐᓂᒃ ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᐱᓯᓇᓯᖏᓐᓄᑦ ᓄᓇᓕᖏᓐᓄᓪᓗ 2015 ᒥᓂᑦ. ᐊᖏᒡᓕᒋᐊᕈᒪᓂᖅ 2-ᑯᑦ, ᐹᕙᓐᓛᓐᑯᑦ ᓂᕆᐅᒋᔭᐅᔪᑦ   ᑐᓂᓯᒃᑲᓐᓂᐅᔭᖃᑦᑕᓕᕐᓗᑎᒃ ᐊᐅᓚᓂᓕᒫᖓᓂᑦ ᐅᔭᕋᖕᓂᐊᕐᕕᒃ; $4.5 ᐱᓕᐊᓂᒃ ᒐᕙᒪᓄᑦ ᐃᓄᐃᓪᓗ ᑎᒥᖏᓐᓄᑦ, ᐱᖃᓯᐅᓪᓗᒋᑦ $1 ᐱᓕᐊᓐᑲᓴᑦ ᕿᑭᑕᓂᒃᑯᓐᓄᑦ, $1.4 ᐱᓕᐊᓐ ᓄᓇᕗᑦ ᑐᙵᕕᒃ ᐃᓐᑯᐊᐳᕇᑕᑦᑯᓐᓄᑦ, $679 ᒥᓕᐊᓐ ᓄᓇᕘᒃᑯᑦ ᒐᕙᒪᖓᓄᑦ, $1.5 ᐱᓕᐊᓐᓗ ᑲᓇᑕᐅᑉ ᒐᕙᒪᖓᓄᑦ.

ᐹᕙᓐᓛᓐᑯᑦ ᐊᖏᖅᓯᒪᕗᑦ ᐊᑐᕈᒪᓪᓗᑎᒃ ᑎᑭᓪᓗᒍ $15 ᒥᓕᐊᓐᓄᑦ ᓴᓇᖁᓪᓗᒋᑦ ᐱᐅᓯᒋᐊᕐᓗᒋᓪᓘᓐᓂᑦ ᐸᐃᕆᕝᕖᑦ ᒥᑦᑎᒪᑕᓕᖕᒥᑦ, ᐃᒃᐱᐊᕐᔪᖕᒥᑦ, ᑲᖏᖅᑐᒑᐱᖕᒥᑦ, ᐃᒡᓗᓕᖕᒥᑦ ᓴᓂᕋᔭᖕᒥᓗ. ᐃᑲᔪᕐᓂᐊᕆᕗᒍᑦ ᐸᐃᕆᓂᕐᓄᑦ ᑮᓇᐅᔭᑎᒍᑦ ᐹᕙᓐᓛᓐᑯᑦ ᐃᓄᖕᓂᒃ ᐃᖅᑲᓇᐃᔭᖅᑎᖏᓐᓄᒃ ᓄᓇᕘᒥᐅᑕᓄᑦ, ᖃᐅᔨᓴᖅᑕᐅᓂᖏᓐᓄᑦ ᒥᑦᑎᒪᑕᓕᖕᒥᑦ ᓂᕿᖏᓐᓄᑦ, ᐊᖑᓇᓱᒃᑐᓕᕆᔨᒃᑯᑦ ᒥᑭᒋᐊᕐᓂᐊᖅᑏᓪᓗ ᑲᑎᒪᔨᖏᓐᓂᒃ, ᑕᐃᒪᐃᓚᐅᖅᓯᒪᖏᑦᑐᓄᓪᓗ ᐊᑭᓕᐅᑎᓄᑦ ᕿᑭᖅᑕᓂᒃᑯᓐᓄᑦ ᑲᑎᓪᓗᒋᑦ $45 ᒥᓕᐊᓐ ᓯᕗᓪᓕᖅᐹᓄᑦ ᑕᓪᓕᒪᓄᑦ ᐊᕌᒍᓄᑦ ᐊᖏᒡᓕᒋᐊᕈᒪᓂᖅ 2-ᒥᑦ. ᑮᓇᐅᔭᑦ ᓂᖏᖅᑕᕐᓂᐊᖅᑐᑦ ᕿᑭᖅᑕᓂᒃᑯᓐᓄᑦ ᐅᓄᖅᓯᒋᐊᕐᓂᐊᕆᕗᑦ 1.19%ᒥᑦ 3.00%ᒧᑦ,  ᐃᓚᖓ ᑐᓂᔭᐅᓗᓂ ᕿᑭᖅᑕᓂᒃᑯᓐᓂᑦ ᕿᑭᖅᑖᓘᑉ ᐅᐊᖕᓇᖓᓂᑦ ᓄᓇᓕᖕᓄᑦ ᓄᓇᓕᖕᓄᐊᑲᐅᑎᒋᔪᓄᑦ ᐱᕚᓪᓕᕈᑎᑎᒍᑦ.

ᐹᕙᓐᓛᓐᑯᑦ ᓄᑖᓂᒃ ᐊᑐᒐᓕᐅᕈᒪᕗᑦ ᑲᓇᑕᒥᑦ ᐅᔭᕋᖕᓂᐊᕐᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᓴᓇᕝᕕᐅᔪᓂᑦ ᓄᓇᓖᑦ ᐊᐅᓚᑦᑎᔨᐅᓗᑎᒃ ᐱᕚᓪᓕᕈᑎᑖᖅᑎᑦᑎᓂᒃᑯᓪᓗ. ᐸᕐᓇᐅᑎᕗᑦ ᓴᖅᑭᔮᖅᑎᑦᑎᕗᖅ   ᐊᕐᕌᒍᒐᓚᖕᓄᑦ ᐅᖃᖃᑎᒌᖕᓂᕐᓂᒃ ᐹᕙᓐᓛᓐᑯᑦ, ᐃᓄᖕᓄᑦ ᒐᕙᒪᐃᓪᓗ ᖁᕝᕙᓯᓕᕇᒃᑐᓂᑦ ᑐᓂᓯᖁᓪᓗᒋᑦ ᐱᐅᔪᓂᒃ ᐱᕙᓪᓕᕈᑎᓂᒃ ᐊᕐᕌᒍᒐᓴᖕᓄᑦ, ᓴᐳᑎᐅᔮᕐᔪᒡᓗᒋᑦ ᐃᒃᐱᒋᓗᒍᓪᓗ ᐊᕙᑏᑦ.

ᐳᕋᐃᐊᓐ ᐱᐊᓂ ᐊᖓᔪᖅᑳᖓᔪᖅ ᐅᑯᓄᖓ ᐹᕙᓐᓛᓐ ᓴᕕᕋᔭᒃᓴᒥ ᐅᕙᕋᒃᓯᐅᕐᕕᒃ ᑯᐊᐳᕇᓴᓐᑯᓐᓄᑦ.

ᐅᓇ ᐃᓄᒃᑎᑐᑦ ᑎᑎᕋᖅᑕᐅᔪᑦ ᐹᕙᓐᓛᓐᑯᓐᓂᒃ ᑐᓐᓂᖅᑯᑎᐅᓂᑯ.

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