Simeonie Olayuk

Simeonie Olayuk was born in 1942 on Devon Island. His testimony includes information on the relocation of his family from Devon Island to Arctic Bay (Ikpiarjuk) in 1948, and about policies on loose dogs in the community in the 1960s. Simeonie remembers that the relocation was initiated by RCMP officers. He explains that the rent was low in the beginning, and that contrary to what his family was told, the rent kept going up. He recalls that proper ropes were not available in the community, which made it difficult for owners to keep their dogs tied up as required. His dogs were killed by an RCMP officer after his father-in-law gave the officer permission.