Thomasie Panniluk

Thomasie Panniluk was born in 1950. He spent his childhood in Kivitoo and in southern hospitals, where he was treated for TB. His testimony includes information about his own move to Qikiqtarjuaq, which took place before the whole camp of Kivitoo was relocated there in 1963-1964. While his father was away for treatment, his step-mother was told to move to the DEW Line site in Cape Dyer in 1958. He lived there until 1959 when he was told to go to Qikiqtarjuaq to attend school. As a child, he suffered from being separated from his relatives. He still considers Kivitoo his home and believes that the relocation of people living in Kivitoo to Qikiqtarjuaq was wrong.