Nuna Parr

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Nuna Parr was born in 1949 in a camp near Kinngait (Cape Dorset). His family settled in Kinngait in 1958 because the children had to attend school. They were provided with housing and were told that the rent would be $2. They heard later that the qarmaq in their camp was burnt down. Nuna witnessed the shooting of his own dogs by two RCMP officers. The five dogs were tied up by the beach. After the incident, he got mad and threatened to kill the son of the RCMP officer. He remembers that the shooting took place after a little Inuk girl was mauled and eventually died from her wounds. Nuna has a dog-team today and continues to hunt.