Ikey Kugitikakjuk

Ikey Kugitikakjuk was born in 1942 in an outpost camp near Arctic Bay (Ikpiarjuk). His family moved to Arctic Bay in 1969. His testimony includes information about camp life and the dog slaughter. Ikey remembers that people were told that the rent would remain low, which proved untrue. In 1970, most of his father’s dogs were shot by an RCMP officer. The officer was accompanied by a social worker who had previously attempted to needle the dogs. The reason provided was that the dogs were a threat to people in the community. Ikey never acquired another dog team.