Anirmiuq Samayualie


Anirmiuq Samayualie was born in 1947 in Cape Dorset (Kinngait). His testimony contains information regarding an episode when most of his dog-team was shot by a police officer while he was picking up supplies at the store in Cape Dorset. The dogs were harnessed. Anirmiuq did not speak English and was never given any reason for the shootings. The loss of his dogs affected his ability to travel and hunt. His family eventually moved to Cape Dorset because the children were required to go to school. To this day, he is still emotionally affected by the loss of his dogs.