Mary Attagutaaluk

Mary Attagutaaluk was born in 1945 near Arctic Bay (Ikpiarjuk). Her testimony includes information about the relocation of her parents and grand-parents from Clyde River and Pangnirtung to Arctic Bay, and about the shooting of her father’s dogs after he died. She remembers being told about the distress that the relocation caused her family. The loss of her father’s dogs deprived her brothers of the proper means to hunt. Her mother was shocked by the loss of her husband and the dogs. She was never told why the dogs were killed.