Loseeosee Aipellee

Loseeosee Aipellee was born in 1946 near Iqaluit. His testimony includes information about the health evacuation he experienced at a young age, about the education he received down south, and about the shooting of his father’s dogs by RCMP officers. He remembers the feelings of homesickness and loneliness he experienced during the four years he spent at the Hamilton sanitorium. Later on, he spent three years at a vocational school in Ottawa. He feels rejected again today because he is not eligible for acknowledgement and compensation by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. He hopes that he will get a chance to recount his story to another commission. He also remembers that when his father settled in Iqaluit, he was told that the rent would remain $2, which proved untrue.