Firelight is pleased to announce the publication in late September of a second Tusaqtavut Study with the Qikiqtani Inuit Association (QIA) regarding the Mary River Project expansion proposed by Baffinland Iron Mines in Nunavut. The first such report, in June, focused on the community of Pond Inlet; this study includes data from interviews with residents of Igloolik and Hall Beach. Both discuss potential project impacts to the quality and abundance of marine mammals, fish, caribou, and seabirds, the ability to access traditional camping, hunting, or archaeological sites, and more. We hope this report helps the Nunavut Impact Review Board (NIRB) to incorporate Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit into their decisions.

Download the first section here:
https://www.nirb.ca/portal/dms/script/dms_download.php?fileid=326993
(All eight sections can be found through the NIRB portal, or can be made available upon request.)