Sheojuk Toonoo

Sheojuk Toonoo was born in 1928 in Kimmirut. She fondly reminisces about camp life and speaks about her family’s relocation from the camp. She also describes moving to Moose Factory for TB treatment and explains that an RCMP officer killed dogs without any warning while people were settling into the community. Her husband’s dogs were shot while tied up. Sheojuke remembers that transportation and hunting became more difficult after the loss of the dogs. After that, people started relying on store-bought food. She also remembers dog disease outbreaks that killed some but not all dogs.