Qimmiataq Nungusuituk


Qimmiataq Nungusuituk was born in 1948 near Cape Dorset (Kinngait). His family lived in various outpost camps and moved to the community of Cape Dorset in 1965-1966. His testimony includes information about dog slaughter. Upon seeing that the RCMP killed dogs belonging to people who relocated to Kinngait, his father shot his own dogs in 1965-1966 so that they would not be slaughtered. He remembers that people were not allowed to have dogs in Cape Dorset. Qimmiataq also recalls that housing provided in the community was precarious, and that their house was very crowded. The rent did not remain $2 as they were told it would.