Kananginaaq Pootoogook

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Kananginaaq Pootoogook was born in 1935 in a camp near Cape Dorset (Kinngait). His testimony includes information about dog and human epidemics happening near Cape Dorset around 1942, as well as dog rearing practices. He also discusses the loss of his own dogs. He believes the dogs were shot by an RCMP officer. He was told afterwards that the dogs were shot because they were tangled. He had planned to use these dogs for his first dog team. He got skills from working with the co-op but he believes that some non-Inuit do not like the fact that he has these skills.