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About makitanunavut

Nunavummiut Makitagunarningit (Makita) is a Nunavut-based non-governmental organization. Made up of members from Baker Lake and Iqaluit, Makita is dedicated to fostering a critical public discussion about uranium mining in Nunavut.

Nunavummiut Makitagunarningit responds to review board’s rejection of AREVA’s Kiggavik proposal

Nunavummiut Makitagunarningit (‘Makita’) today responded to the announcement by the Nunavut Impact Review Board that it has recommended the rejection of AREVA Resources’ proposed Kiggavik uranium mine. “Makita is overjoyed by the NIRB’s decision,” said Makita spokesperson Hilu Tagoona. “In … Continue reading

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Nunavummiut Makitagunarningit requests review board not approve AREVA’s Kiggavik proposal

Nunavummiut Makitagunarningit (Makita) has completed its review of AREVA Resources Canada Inc.’s Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) for the proposed Kiggavik uranium mine. Makita appreciates the opportunity to provide comment on AREVA’s proposal and to act as an intervenor in the review … Continue reading

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Nunavut Review Board Announces Dates For Final Hearing

In an advertisement in Nunatsiaq News, the Nunavut Impact Review Board has announced dates for the final hearing for the proposed Kiggavik uranium mine. Final hearings will take place between March 2 and March 14, 2015. Further, the board has indicated … Continue reading

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EIS for Kiggavik uranium proposal available on-line

The Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) for AREVA’s proposed Kiggavik uranium mine was submitted to the Nunavut Impact Review Board in early October 2014. The FEIS is now available on-line for public review. According to a letter from the Nunavut … Continue reading

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Greenlanders Protest Uranium Mining

On September 13, 2013, an open parliament meeting was held in Nuuk Greenland on the possibility of overturning a long-standing ban on uranium mining in the country. A group of Greenlandic citizens showed up to protest the meeting, expressing their … Continue reading

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AREVA responds to technical comments for Kiggavik Impact Statement

On May 8, AREVA Resources submitted responses to technical comments on its Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS). Technical comments were submitted in early April by a wide range of institutions, including Nunavummiut Makitagunarningit, the Baker Lake Hunters and Trappers Organization, … Continue reading

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Parties submit technical comments on AREVA’s Draft EIS

On April 11, the Nunavut Impact Review Board uploaded technical comments that various parties submitted regarding AREVA Resource’s Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the proposed Kiggavik uranium project. Comments were submitted by Nunavut Tunngavik Incorporated, the Government of Nunavut, various … Continue reading

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Nunavummiut Makitagunarningit submission to UN study on extractive industries in indigenous territories

Nunavummiut Makitagunarningit has made a submission to the study on extractive and energy industries in and near indigenous territories being conducted by Prof.  James Anaya, the United Nations’ Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. The submission explains that … Continue reading

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Inuit Association opposes heritage river designation for Back River

On February 21, 2013 the Kivalliq Inuit Association wrote to the Government of Nunavut, indicating that it does not support the nomination of the Back River for Canadian Heritage River status. The letter stated that the KIA opposes the heritage … Continue reading

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Caribou Board Concerned About Timing of Community Meetings; Review Board Confirms Meetings Scheduled for Spring

On February 25, 2013, The Beverly and Qamanirjuaq Caribou Management Board (BQCMB) wrote to the Nunavut Impact Review Board (NIRB). In the letter, the BQCMB expressed concern with the tentative schedule for technical and community meetings for AREVA’s proposed Kiggavik … Continue reading

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