Inuit afraid to show Baffinland support: former councillor – Welland Tribune

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Inuit afraid to show Baffinland support: former councillor – Welland Tribune

by ahnationtalk on May 25, 202242 Views

May 25, 2022

There are Inuit who support Baffinland Iron Mines Corp.’s proposed mine expansion, but they might not say so out loud, says a former Pond Inlet hamlet councillor.

Joanna Innualuk-Kunnuk said people have always been wary of supporting the mine publicly.

“Most of the people who support phase two won’t say anything,” Innualuk-Kunnuk said in an interview.

“When you’re poor and hungry, you have no say. And the people who are more wealthy have a better say, because they show themselves as a successful person and you’re not.”

Read More: https://www.wellandtribune.ca/ts/news/canada/2022/05/25/inuit-afraid-to-show-baffinland-support-former-councillor.html

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