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NPC DNLUP Public Hearings Broadcast Information

The Regional Public Hearings on the 2021 Draft Nunavut Land Use Plan will be available to watch through Uvugut TV on channels 240 or 267 or through the link below. It will also be available on our NPC YouTube channels in both English and Inuktitut in the links below. The previous daily sessions are also saved in the chosen language in the YouTube links below.

 

Uvagut TV: Click Here

 

Youtube: Click Here for English.  Click Here for Inuktitut. 

 

 

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NUNAVUT PLANNING COMMISSION TO START FINAL PUBLIC HEARINGS ON THE 2021 DNLUP

Iqaluit, Nunavut (Sept. 7, 2022) Final public hearings before the Nunavut Planning Commission (NPC) to inform a comprehensive land use plan for the entire territory will begin Sept. 12-15, 2022 at Luke Novoligak Community Hall in Cambridge Bay, NU.

They will continue Sept. 19-23 at Singiltuq Complex in Rankin Inlet, NU, and Sept. 26-27 at the Royal Canadian Legion in Thompson, MB.

The hearings will be live-streamed from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the three different time zones and available for public viewing with simultaneous Inuktitut-English-French-Dënesųłiné interpretation at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCxkzZox84XiQva2dAKwTNaw. Evening sessions, if required, will run from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. and will also be live-streamed. The hearings will be broadcast on Uvagut TV as well.

Additional hearings are planned for Pond Inlet in October and Iqaluit in November.

Full agendas of the proceedings, a copy of the draft plan and written submissions are available at www.nunavut.ca. A short video explaining the importance of Nunavut planning is available at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8bFYz5g0bpY.

The Nunavut Draft Land Use Plan released in July 2021 will be finalized and considered for approval next spring by the Government of Canada, the Government of Nunavut and Nunavut Tunngavik Inc.

It will be the largest of its kind in the world – covering one-fifth of Canada representing 2.1 million square kilometres.

To protect public safety during the COVID 19 pandemic, NPC is following public health guidelines for the hearings. Masks will be available for those who will choose to wear them and testing kits will be available.

Media Contact:

For more information or to schedule interviews:

Beth Gorham, Quinn Public Affairs

beth@quinnpublicaffairs.com 

613-794-2037

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NOTICE OF FINAL AGENDAS FOR UPCOMING REGIONAL PUBLIC HEARINGS 2021 DRAFT NUNAVUT LAND USE PLAN

On June 2, 2022 the Nunavut Planning Commission (NPC or Commission) distributed Draft Agendas for the upcoming in-person Regional Public Hearings in respect of the 2021 Draft Nunavut Land Use Plan (DNLUP). As part of the correspondence, the NPC requested that participants provide the Commission with confirmation of their planned attendance, including comments or suggestions on the Draft Agendas and any specific logistical arrangements required during the Public Hearings. On or before June 30, 2022 the NPC received comments and suggested revisions to the Draft Agenda from the following some participants.

The NPC would like to remind participants of the following hearing dates:

  • Cambridge Bay, NU (September 12-15, 2022)

  • Rankin Inlet, NU (September 19-23, 2022)

  • Thompson, MB (September 26-27, 2022)

  • Pond Inlet, NU (October 24-27, 2022)

  • Iqaluit, NU (November 14-19, 2022)

The NPC has considered the changes and revisions to the Draft Agendas proposed by participants in their correspondence and has updated the agendas to provide greater time allocation and flexibility during the proceedings. The Final Hearing Agendas have been attached as Appendix I-V for the information of all participants. Times given in the attached Final agendas are approximate and the order of presenters and presentation times may be subject to change at the chairperson’s discretion during the proceedings. All written comments and submissions received to date on the Draft Agendas, the 2021 DNLUP as well as the Options and Recommendations Documents are available on the Commission’s Public Registry at: http://lupit.nunavut.ca/portal/registry.php.                                                                    For more, click on the below link to download the notice.

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Notice of Additional Comments Received and Next Steps for the Upcoming Public Hearings on the 2021 Draft Nunavut Land Use Plan (DNLUP)

The Nunavut Planning Commission (NPC or Commission) previously requested that participants provide additional and/or supplementary written submissions on the 2021 Draft Nunavut Land Use Plan (DNLUP) by April 15, 2022.

The Commission thanks participants who were able to provide additional and/or supplementary written submissions and notes that a number of participants have requested additional time to prepare their submissions. The Commission now encourages participants to provide any further written comments on the 2021 DNLUP by June 24, 2022 to ensure all participants have adequate time to review them in advance of the regional public hearings taking place in September through November 2022. 

In addition, the Commission previously indicated that the consultation record for the 2021 DNLUP would close 40 days after the conclusion of the final regional hearing. However, the Commission is now extending this timeline to January 10, 2023 recognizing the holiday period’s impact on schedules and notes that no further extension will be granted beyond this deadline. 
Please note that all written submissions received in respect of the 2021 DNLUP are available on the NPC public registry online at: http://lupit.nunavut.ca/portal/registry.php . The interactive maps and GIS files of the maps are available on the NPC’s website at www.nunavut.ca. 

For more, click on the below link to download the notice. 

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NUNAVUT PLANNING COMMISSION RECEIVES FUNDING TO HOLD ADDITIONAL HEARINGS TOWARDS COMPLETION OF NUNAVUT LAND USE PLAN

Iqaluit, Nunavut (April 11, 2022). The Nunavut Planning Commission (NPC) will hold additional public hearings in the journey towards a final Land Use Plan for the territory, thanks to additional funding from the Government of Canada. Once finalized, the Plan will encompass one-fifth of Canada’s land mass, encompassing 3.3 million square kilometers including land, freshwater, and marine areas, and will be the largest land use plan of its kind in the world. The NPC applied for $5.5 million to fund community engagement meetings and two additional public hearings at Pond Inlet and Iqaluit in the Qikiqtaaluk (Baffin) region which will allow for completion of the final phase of the consultation process toward an historic first comprehensive Land Use Plan for Nunavut.

“We applaud the vision of the federal government and Minister of Northern Affairs Dan Vandal to fund these additional hearings and ensure that all the people of Nunavut are fully consulted,” said Commission Chair Andrew Nakashuk. “The funding is a crucial step towards fulfilling the vision of Inuit self-determination as required in the Nunavut Agreement and national reconciliation with Indigenous peoples.”

“This funding demonstrates Canada’s commitment to fulfill the terms of the Nunavut Agreement which requires Inuit-led land use planning as a key piece of self-determination,” said NPC Executive Director Sharon Ehaloak. “It also supports efforts to work together to create a final plan that will protect the Inuit way of life, Nunavut’s unique environment and wildlife while also creating economic opportunities for Nunavummiut.”

Please click on the link below to download the full News Release. 

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