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Free, prior, and informed consent from Inuit is fundamental to reconciliation – The Hill Times

by ahnationtalk on June 7, 202324 Views

June 7, 2023

Protection for our land should not depend on the tireless work of individuals standing up to corporate interests when their government will not defend them.

Last fall, I attended the Nunavut Planning Commission Hearing on the draft plan for Nunavut Land Use. During the proceedings, I realized that, despite the promises outlined in the Nunavut agreement, Inuit still do not have to give free, prior, and informed consent when mining companies want to acquire mining rights in Nunavut. After decades of promises for Inuit self-determination in Nunavut, this is an appalling failure.

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