Geelah Aipellee

Geelah Aipellee was born in 1949 and lived in an outpost camp near Clyde River for most of her childhood. Her testimony includes information about a short trip to Iqaluit she did when her family was told that she was going to a southern hospital for TB treatment. She also describes her experience at the Toronto Queen Mary hospital when she eventually went down south in 1965. A nurse used to abuse her verbally there. She also mentions that when she went back home, her parents had moved to the community and lived in a very small house for which they were told the rent would remain $2. This proved untrue. Her family kept receipts of rent payment.