Ishuqangituq Etungat

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Ishuqangituq Etungat was born in 1947. He first came to Cape Dorset from a camp when he was nine or ten years old. He followed the police officers who arrived from Iqaluit or Lake Harbour and witnessed dog killings. People who had come in from the camp to get supplies usually left the dogs loose. Dogs were killed for being loose not because they were unhealthy or starving. He does not know how many dogs were killed but he said there were many. For a time he and his family moved out to a camp. He killed his dogs and the dogs of the family they were living with before returning to Cape Dorset where they were told dogs were not allowed. He describes the effect it had on his family. He also describes how teachers mistreated him for his decision to help his brother rather than attend school.