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‘We’re all aware of that potential risk,’ Akeeagok says of economic challenges if Mary River Mine expansion stalls

Members of the Qikiqtani Inuit Association’s board of directors decided they will not support Baffinland’s existing proposal to double production at the Mary River iron mine, 160 south of Pond Inlet. From left, Tommy Akavak of Kimmirut, Abraham Qammaniq of Sanirajak, Mike Jaypoody of Clyde River, Steven Polee Lucassie of Iqaluit, Louis Tapardjuk of Iglulik, Moses Appaqaq of Sanikiluaq, President P.J. Akeeagok, Paul Amagoalik of Resolute Bay, Katherina Pudluk of Pond Inlet, Liza Ningiuk of Grise Fiord, Charlie Qumuatuq of Pangnirtung, secretary/treasurer Levi Barnabas, Jeremy Tunraluk of Arctic Bay, vice-president Olayuk Akesuk and Matthew S. Jaw of Kinngait.
photo courtesy of the Qikiqtani Inuit Association