Aulaqiaq Arreak

Aulaqiaq Arreak was born in an outpost camp near Kangiqsualujjuaq in 1923. Aulaqiaq and her family moved to Clyde River by dog team because she was told that her children needed to attend school in that community. Aulaqiaq recalls that early on dogs ran loose in the community, but that they eventually began to tie them up. Her testimony includes information on dog shootings, and she recalls that one of her husband’s dogs was shot by a local RCMP officer while it was tied up beside the house. Neither she nor her husband complained because they were afraid of the Qallunaat at the time. Aulaqiaq states that her husband eventually bought a snowmobile after all of his dogs were gone.