Baffinland hosts Pond Inlet’s Mittimatalik Hunters & Trappers Organization
Working in partnership with the local communities to develop the Mary River Mine is an important part of what we do. Baffinland is committed to incorporating community feedback into its existing operation and plans for future development of the mine. Baffinland was proud to host members of the Mittimatalik Hunters & Trappers Organization (MHTO) of Pond Inlet, the Hamlet of Pond Inlet, and the Qikiqtani Inuit Association (QIA) at its mine and port sites. During the two-day visit in August, representatives from the MHTO, Pond Inlet, and QIA toured the site via helicopter, seeing the Mine Site, Tote Road, Milne Port, and Bruce Head, an important base for Baffinland’s marine mammal monitoring programs. The workshop provided an important opportunity for the MHTO to learn more about mine operations, ask questions, and provide feedback to Baffinland. The visit also included an update and discussion on Baffinland’s summer shipping program. Together, the group developed new ways to improve communication and improve hunter site access, including new Tote Road crossings, and additional facilities for hunters on site including improved hunters cabins. Earlier this year, Baffinland hosted members of the Mittimatalik Hunters & Trappers Organization, the Hamlet of Pond Inlet, and the Qikiqtani Inuit Association. The visit provided a valuable opportunity to discuss access for hunters on site, shipping activities, and more.