George Akikuluk


George Akikuluk was born in 1940 in an outpost camp near Cape Dorset. His family moved to Iqaluit in the early 1950s because his father was sick. His testimony includes information about relocation and dog slaughter. In 1965, he was relocated without any warning from Iqaluit to Arctic Bay (Ikpiarjuk), even though all of his relatives were in Cape Dorset. Around 1973, George found his dogs dead by the dump. He was not aware that loose dogs would be shot, and never tried to acquire another dog-team. George plans to take an active role in the healing process that his family in Cape Dorset is undertaking to help them recover from the trauma of relocation.