Peter Kuniliusee

Peter Kuniliusee grew up near Qikiqtarjuaq . In his testimony Peter recalls traveling on the C.D. Howe and being sent to a sanatorium in Hamilton for treatment of tuberculosis. He was twenty-five years old at the time. While he was away receiving treatment, Peter states that the RCMP moved his wife to Clyde River and that she had no chance to move her belongings with her. She was told that the move was necessary in order for her children to attend school. Peter’s wife was unhappy and she returned to her previous camp. The family eventually did move to Clyde River when more housing was available. Peter’s testimony includes information on dog shootings, and he states that eighteen of his own dogs were shot by the RCMP. Peter states that he received no warning that loose dogs would be shot. He states that any reports that dogs were shot due to disease or epidemics is false. Peter discusses the impact that the dog shootings had on his life. He was no longer able to hunt in the traditional way and he felt poor and worthless.