Peter Paneak

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Peter Paneak was born in 1934. He grew up in an outpost camp called Kangirsualuk but he had to move to Clyde River to be with his mother’s parents after his father died. His testimony includes information about the loss of his own dogs while he was in Iqaluit for medical care later in his life. They were shot by an RCMP officer while they were tied up. He also mentions the conditions in which his son was treated when he was sent to down south hospitals for TB treatment in the 1950s. Peter also discusses the way elders struggle to survive nowadays with small old age pensions.