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Nunavut Impact Review Board Recommends Digital Indigenous Democracy

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    NIRB Baffinland Decision Recommends Digital Indigenous Democracy - press release September 25, 2012
    Message 1 of 1 , Nov 10, 2012
      NIRB Baffinland Decision Recommends Digital Indigenous Democracy - press
      release September 25, 2012
      http://www.isuma.tv/hi/en/DID/nirb-baffinland-decision-recommends-digital-indigenous-democracy-press-release#.UJ7UT7Sc52Q.facebook
      "...The Nunavut Impact Review Board broke new ground for regulators in
      Canada this month. NIRB recommends using new media technology to inform,
      consult and connect Inuit communities in its Final Hearing Report on
      BaffinlandÂ’s Mary River Project released September 14, 2012.
      The potential of digital media to improve public participation in oral
      Inuktitut was demonstrated to NIRB by IsumaTVÂ’s Digital Indigenous
      Democracy [http://www.isuma.tv/DID%5d, a new web portal launched last May by
      Inuit filmmaker Zacharias Kunuk.
      The website streamed live call-in radio shows, used Skype and collected
      video testimonies of Elders and Youth to promote region-wide community
      discussion in Inuktitut on the Baffinland development. ..."
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