Mary River Inuit Impact and Benefit Agreement
The Mary River mine started operations in the Qikiqtani Region in 2013 with the signing of an Inuit Impact and Benefit Agreement between QIA and Baffinland Iron Mines. The mine is located on Baffin Island about 950 km northwest of Iqaluit and 175 km southwest of Pond Inlet. The mine produces iron ore.
The Mary River project is adjacent to Arctic Bay, Clyde River, Hall Beach, Igloolik, and Pond Inlet. Shipping related to the mine also impacts Cape Dorset and Kimmirut.
The Mary River Inuit Impact and Benefit Agreement was renegotiated in October 2018 to include additional benefits for Inuit in the impacted communities.
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