Quppirualuk Padluq

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Quppirualuk Padluq was born in 1946 in Cape Dorset (Kinngait) where her parents relocated to work for the Hudson’s Bay Company before she was born. Her testimony includes information about episodes of dog shooting, about the presence of non-Inuit in Cape Dorset, and about her stay down south for health treatment. Her grandfather was also sent down south for treatment and died there. His family was never told what he died from or where he was buried. Quppirualuk remembers hearing that her husband’s dogs were shot while she was working at the nursing station. When houses were available to her family, her parents were told that the rent would remain $2, which turned out to be untrue.