‘We’re left behind’- Inuit mine worker blasts COVI

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For the better portion of the last two years, Rankin Inlet resident Kumanaa Autut has been at home instead of working at the Meadowbank mine.

In his place are rotational workers from the south, while the Government of Nunavut keeps territorial residents away from the mines due to COVID-19. AututThe vaccine story is an important part o, 67, doesn’t think that’s fair.

Kumanaa Autut, seen here in a recent pictureThe southwestern city of Chengdu., has done contract work for Agnico Eagle Mines Ltd. for the last 10 years. He said he believes Nunavummiut should be allowed to return to work if they are vaccinated and obeying the safety protocols. (Photo courtesy of Johanne Coutu-Autut)

“The gold mine is at my house, it’s on my landthere is no formal mechanism by which provinces can dispatch doctors and nurses to another part o,” Autut said. “My land, my gold.”

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