The people of the Inuit community of Sanikiluaq want their voice heard in the debate over the Eastmain-1 hydroelectric project.

Working with two Inuit organizations and the Nunavut government to assess the project, the community has filed a report saying Hydro-Québec is ignoring the project’s impact on the waters and wildlife near Sanikiluaq. The community is located in the Belcher Islands in Hudson Bay.

The federal review panel will soon hold public hearings on the Eastmain-Rupert project, and residents want part of the hearings held in their community.

Public hearings are expected to take place in the fall, and last about three months.