Baffinland Iron Mines Corporation signs Inuit Certainty Agreement with the Qikiqtani Inuit Association
IQALUIT, NU, July 2, 2020 – Baffinland Iron Mines Corporation (“Baffinland” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce the signing of an Inuit Certainty Agreement (“ICA”) with the Qikiqtani Inuit Association (“QIA”) on June 16th, 2020.
The signing of the ICA represents an important milestone in the development of the Mary River Project and provides greater certainty to Inuit that, should the Phase 2 proposal be approved, operations at Mary River will be managed in accordance with Inuit Societal Values and include expanded financial benefits for Inuit. This agreement also strengthens the relationship between QIA and Baffinland and represents a reaffirmed commitment to the responsible development of the Mary River Project on Inuit Owned Lands.
Earlier this year QIA and Baffinland began work to outline the process to reach agreement on commitments required to address concerns brought forward by Inuit during the Phase 2 environmental assessment process. The parties have since reached agreement on a series of commitments, primarily in respect of certain environmental, cultural, and economic matters related to the current operation as well as those outlined by the Phase 2 Project Proposal. The ICA introduces Inuit-led monitoring and governance initiatives that will ensure current and future operations respect Inuit values and ways of life through collaborative Inuit and Company efforts. This agreement places a high value on partnership and collaboration between Inuit and industry for mutual long term success.
The commitments agreed to under the ICA will be incorporated into the Mary River Project Inuit Impact and Benefit Agreement and Commercial Lease.
Baffinland is proud of the work completed to reach agreement with the QIA on many of the issues that have been of concern to Inuit with respect to the current operation and expansion of the Mary River Project. We look forward to working with the QIA and with impacted communities to ensure the ICA is implemented to its fullest extent.
For more information:
Manager, Government Relations and Public Affairs
Baffinland Iron Mines
T: (416) 997-1495
About Baffinland Iron Mines Corporation
Jointly owned by Nunavut Iron Ore and ArcelorMittal, Baffinland Iron Mines Corporation operates a high-grade iron ore mine located on Baffin Island, Nunavut. Our mine produces the highest grade of direct shipping iron ore in the world. Baffinland has applied for permits to increase annual shipments. Baffinland is committed to operating the Mary River Mine in an environmentally and socially responsible manner that benefits all stakeholders. Learn more at baffinland.com and follow us on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.
ᐹᕙᓐᓛᓐ ᑯ ᑦ ᓴᕕᕋᔭᒃᓴᓂᒃ ᐅᔭᕋᖕᓂᐊᕐᕕᖏᑕ ᑯᐊᐳᕇᓴᖓᑦ ᐊᑎᓕᐅᖅᐳᑦ ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᓈᒻᒪᒃᓴᓂᕐᖏᓐᓄᑦ ᐊᖏᖃᑎᒌᒍᑎᒥᒃ ᕿᑭᖅᑕᓂ ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᑲᑐᔾᔨᐊᑎᒌᖏᓐᓄᑦ
ᐃᖃᓗᐃᑦ, ᓄ, ᔪᓚᐃ 2, 2020 – ᐹᕙᓐᓛᓐ ᑯ ᑦ ᓴᕕᕋᔭᒃᓴᓂᒃ ᐅᔭᕋᖕᓂᐊᕐᕕᖏᑕ ᑯᐊᐳᕇᓴᖓᑦ (ᐹᕙᓐᓚᓐ) ᐊᓕᐊᓇᐃᒍᓱᒃᐳᑦ ᐊᑎᓕᐅᕋᒥᒃ ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᓈᒻᒪᒃᓴᕐᓂᖏᓐᓄᑦ ᐊᖏᖃᑎᒌᒍᑎᒥᒃ ᕿᑭᖅᑕᓂ ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᑲᑐᔾᔨᖃᑎᒌᖏᓪᓗ (ᕿᑭᖅᑕᓂᒃᑯᑦ) ᔫᓂ 16, 2020ᒥ.
ᐊᑎᓕᐅᖅᓯᓂᖅ ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᓈᒻᒪᒃᓴᕐᓂᖏᓐᓄᑦ ᑭᒡᒐᖅᑐᐃᕗᖅ ᐱᕐᔪᐊᕐᒥᒃ ᑎᑭᑕᐅᔪᕐᒥᒃ ᓴᓇᔭᐅᓂᖓᓄᑦ ᓄᓘᔮᖕᓂ ᐱᓕᕆᓂᐅᑉ ᑐᑭᓯᓇᖅᓯᑎᒃᑲᓐᓂᖅᖢᒍ ᐃᓄᖕᓄᑦ, ᐱᓕᕆᓂᐅᑉ ᒪᕐᕈᐊᓂ ᐱᔪᒪᓇᓲᑎ ᐊᖏᖅᑕᐅᓐᓂᕈᓂ, ᐱᓕᕆᓂᐅᑉ ᒪᕐᕈᐊᓂ ᐊᐅᓚᑕᐅᔪᑦ ᓄᓘᔮᖕᓂ ᐊᐅᓚᑕᐅᓂᐊᕐᒪᑕ ᒪᓕᒡᓗᒋᑦ ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᐃᓅᓯᒃᑯᑦ ᐅᒃᐱᕆᔭᖏᑦ ᐱᖃᓯᐅᔾᔨᓪᓗᓂᓗ ᐊᖏᒡᓕᒋᐊᖅᓯᒪᔪᕐᓂᒃ ᑮᓇᐅᔭᑎᒍᑦ ᐱᕚᓪᓕᕈᑎᒃᓴᓂᒃ ᐃᓄᖕᓄᑦ. ᑖᓐᓇ ᐊᖏᖃᑎᒌᒍᑎ ᓴᙲᒃᑎᑦᑎᖕᒥᖕᒪᑦ ᐃᓅᖃᑎᒌᖕᓂᖓᓂᒃ ᕿᑭᖅᑕᓂᒃᑯᑦ ᐹᕙᓐᓛᓐᑯᓪᓗ ᑭᒡᒐᖅᑐᐃᓪᓗᓂᓗ ᓇᓗᓇᐃᒃᑲᓐᓂᖅᖢᒍᓗ ᐊᖏᖅᓯᒪᓂᕐᒥᓂᒃ ᐱᓕᕆᐊᒃᓴᒥᓄᑦ ᓴᓇᔭᐅᓂᖓᓄᑦ ᓄᓘᔮᖕᓂ ᐱᓕᕆᓂᕐᒥᒃ ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᓇᖕᒥᓂᖏᓐᓂ ᓄᓇᓂ.
ᓯᕗᓂᑦᑎᓐᓂ ᑕᕝᕙᓂ ᐊᕐᕌᒍᒥ ᕿᑭᖅᑕᓂᒃᑯᑦ ᐹᕙᓐᓛᓐᑯᓪᓗ ᐱᓕᕆᒋᐊᓯᓚᐅᖅᐳᑦ ᓇᓗᓇᐃᖁᓪᓗᒍ ᐱᖅᑯᓯᐅᓂᐊᖅᑐᖅ ᐊᖏᖁᓪᓗᒋᑦ ᐊᖏᖅᑕᐅᓯᒪᔪᓄᑦ ᐊᑐᕆᐊᓕᖕᓄᑦ ᓵᖁᓪᓗᒋᑦ ᐃᓱᒫᓘᑕᐅᔪᑦ ᐃᓄᖕᓄᑦ ᐱᓕᕆᓂᐅᑉ ᒪᕐᕈᐊᓄᑦ ᐊᕙᑎᓂᒃ ᕿᒥᕐᕈᓂᒃᑯᑦ ᐱᓕᕆᔾᔪᓯᑎᒍᑦ. ᐃᓚᐅᖃᑕᐅᔪᑦ ᑕᐃᑲᓐᓇᖏᑦ ᖃᔅᓯᓄᑦ ᐊᖏᖅᓯᒪᓕᖅᐳᑦ, ᐱᓗᐊᖅᑐᒥᒃ ᓇᓕᐊᓪᓗᐊᑕᓄᑦ ᐊᕙᑎᓕᕆᓂᕐᓄᑦ, ᐃᓕᖅᑯᓯᑐᖃᒃᑯᑦ, ᐱᕙᓪᓕᐊᓂᕐᓄᓪᓗ ᑐᕌᖅᑐᓄᑦ ᒫᓐᓇᐅᔪᒧᑦ ᐊᐅᓚᓂᕐᓄᑦ ᐱᖃᓯᐅᖦᖢᒋᑦ ᑕᐃᒃᑯᐊ ᓇᓗᓇᐃᖅᑕᐅᔪᑦ ᐱᓕᕆᓂᐅᑉ ᒪᕐᕈᐊᓂ ᐱᔪᒪᓇᓲᑎᒦᑦᑐᑦ. ᑖᓐᓇ ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᓈᒻᒪᒃᓴᕐᓂᖏᓐᓄᑦ ᐊᖏᖃᑎᒌᒍᑎ ᓴᖅᑭᑦᑎᕗᖅ ᐃᓄᖕᓄᑦ ᐊᐅᓚᑕᐅᔪᓄᑦ ᖃᐅᔨᓴᕐᓂᕐᓄᑦ ᐊᐅᓚᑦᑎᓂᕐᓄᓪᓗ ᐱᒋᐊᕈᑎᓂᒃ ᒫᓐᓇᒥ ᓯᕗᓂᑦᑎᓐᓂᓗ ᐊᐅᓚᓃᑦ ᐃᒃᐱᒍᓱᒃᑎᑦᑎᓪᓚᑦᑖᕐᓂᐊᖅᐳᑦ ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᐅᒃᐱᕆᔭᖏᓐᓂᒃ ᐃᓅᓯᖏᓐᓂᒡᓗ ᑲᑐᔾᔨᓂᒃᑯᑦ ᐃᓄᖕᓄᑦ ᑲᒻᐸᓂᒧᓪᓗ ᐱᓇᓱᒃᑕᖏᓐᓄᑦ. ᑖᓐᓇ ᐊᖏᖃᑎᒌᒍᑎ ᐅᐱᒍᓱᑦᑎᐊᖅᐳᖅ ᑲᑐᔾᔨᖃᑎᒌᖕᓂᕐᒥᒃ ᐱᓕᕆᖃᑎᒌᖕᓂᕐᒥᒡᓗ ᐃᓄᖕᓄᑦ ᐱᓕᕆᔪᓄᓪᓗ ᑕᒪᒃᑮᓄᑦ ᐊᑯᓂᒧᑦ ᑲᔪᓯᑦᑎᐊᕐᓂᕐᒥᒃ.
ᐊᖏᖅᑕᐅᓯᒪᔪᑦ ᐃᓗᐊᓂ ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᓈᒻᒪᒃᓴᕐᓂᖏᓐᓄᑦ ᐊᖏᖃᑎᒌᒍᑎᒥ ᐊᑐᓕᖅᑎᑕᐅᓂᐊᖅᑐᑦ ᓄᓘᔮᖕᓂ ᐱᓕᕆᔪᓂ ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᐊᒃᑐᖅᑕᐅᓂᖏᓐᓄᑦ ᐱᕚᓪᓕᕈᑎᒃᓴᓄᓪᓗ ᐊᖏᖃᑎᒌᒍᑎᒥ ᓄᓇᓂᒡᓗ ᑮᓇᐅᔭᓄᑦ ᐊᑐᖅᑕᐅᓂᖏᓐᓄᑦ.
ᐹᕙᓐᓛᓐᑯᑦ ᐅᐱᒍᓱᒃᐳᑦ ᐱᓕᕆᔭᐅᔭᕇᖅᑐᓂᒃ ᐊᖏᖃᑎᒋᓇᓱᒃᖢᒋᑦ ᕿᑭᖅᑕᓂᒃᑯᑦ ᐅᓄᖅᑐᓄᑦ ᐊᑲᐅᙱᓕᐅᕈᑎᓄᑦ ᐃᓱᒫᓘᑕᐅᔪᓄᑦ ᐃᓄᖕᓄᑦ ᑐᕌᖅᑐᓂᒃ ᒫᓐᓇᐅᔪᖅ ᐊᐅᓚᑕᐅᓂᖓᓄᑦ ᐊᖏᒡᓕᐊᖅᑕᐅᓂᖓᓄᓪᓗ ᓄᓘᔮᖕᓂ ᐱᓕᕆᓃᐅᑉ. ᓂᕆᐅᒃᐳᒍᑦ ᐱᓕᕆᖃᑎᒋᔭᕆᐊᒃᓴᖅ ᕿᑭᖅᑕᓂᒃᑯᑦ ᐊᒃᑐᖅᑕᐅᓯᒪᔪᕐᓂᒃ ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᓈᒻᒪᒃᓴᕐᓂᖏᓐᓄᑦ ᐊᖏᖃᑎᒌᒍᑎ ᐊᑐᓕᖅᑎᑕᐅᓪᓚᑦᑖᖁᓪᓗᒋᑦ ᐱᕕᓕᐋᒥᓄᑦ.
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ᑲᑐᔾᔭᐅᓪᓗᓂ ᓇᖕᒥᓂᕆᔭᐅᔪᖅ ᓄᓇᕘᒥ ᓴᕕᕋᔭᒃᓴᓄᑦ ᐊᓱᓗᒥᑖᓪᑯᓐᓂᑦ, ᐹᕙᓐᓛᓐ ᑯ ᑦ ᓴᕕᕋᔭᒃᓴᓂᒃ ᐅᔭᕋᖕᓂᐊᕐᕕᖏᑕ ᑯᐊᐳᕇᓴᖓᑦ ᐊᐅᓚᑦᑎᕗᑦ ᓴᕕᕋᔭᒃᓴᑦᑎᐊᕚᓗᖕᓄᑦ ᐅᔭᕋᖕᓂᐊᕐᕕᖕᒥᒃ ᕿᑭᖅᑖᓗᒃ, ᓄᓇᕘᒥ. ᐅᔭᕋᖕᓂᐊᕐᕕᕗᑦ ᐅᔭᕋᖕᓂᐊᖃᑦᑕᖅᐳᖅ ᐱᐅᓛᒥᒃ ᐊᐅᓪᓚᐅᔾᔭᐅᑲᐅᑎᒋᔪᒥᒃ ᓴᕕᕋᔭᒃᓴᒥᒃ ᓄᓇᕐᔪᐊᕐᒥ. ᐹᕙᓐᓛᓐᑯᑦ ᐱᓇᓱᒃᓯᒪᕗᑦ ᐱᔪᓐᓇᐅᑎᓂᒃ ᐅᓄᖅᓯᒋᐊᕈᒪᓪᓗᒋᑦ ᐊᕐᕌᒍᑕᒫᑦ ᐊᐅᓪᓚᐅᓂᓂᕐᒥᓂᒃ. ᐹᕙᓐᓛᓐᑯᑦ ᐊᖏᖅᓯᒪᕗᑦ ᐊᐅᓚᑦᑐᒪᓪᓗᒍ ᓄᓘᔮᖕᓂ ᐅᔭᕋᖕᓂᐊᕐᕕᒃ ᐊᕙᑎᑎᒍᑦ ᐃᓅᓯᑎᒍᓪᓗ ᐱᓕᕆᕆᐊᒃᓴᕆᔭᒥᑎᑐᑦ ᐱᕚᓪᓕᕈᑕᐅᓗᓂ ᑎᒍᒥᐊᖃᑕᐅᔪᓕᒫᑦ. ᐃᓕᒃᑲᓐᓂᕆᑦ ᐅᕙᓂ baffinland.com ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᒪᓕᒃᑎᒍᑦ Twitter, Facebook LinkedIn.