Akitiq Sanguya

Akitiq Sanguya’s testimony includes information about a dog slaughter attempt that took place in her family’s spring camp. She remembers that an RCMP officer accompanied by an Inuk constable attempted to shoot some dogs, but the dogs’ owner managed to stop them. After her husband was sent down south for TB treatment, Akitiq received some vouchers from the government. She also relied on the help of her brother, who was a hunter. Akitiq recounts another dog shooting episode she heard about from Pauloosie Panalak, a dog owner whose 16 dogs were killed while he was in town to pick up supplies.