Nicodemus Illauq

Nicodemus Illauq was born in 1977. His testimony includes information about research he conducted about tensions between the federal government and the Inuit of Canada. He discusses topics such as dog slaughter, constitutional rights, indigenous human rights, freedom of religion, freedom of speech, loss of traditional lifestyle, loss of language, toxic waste brought to the Arctic by southerners, the welfare system, and the pillage of land resources in the Arctic. Nicodemus also discusses the role of the Hudson’s Bay Company and other traders in the high cost of living in the Arctic nowadays.