Deborah Irqittuq

Deborah Irqittuq was born between Repulse Bay and Hall Beach in 1933. Her testimony includes information about camp life (social relations, child rearing, dog rearing, hunting practices). She also mentions the interaction of the Inuit with the DEW Line including the goods that her husband would collect from the DEW Line dump, and the dogs eating from the dump. The lead dog of her son’s team was shot near the DEW Line site. She mentions that the Inuit are still relying on country food because they cannot afford to rely solely on store-bought food.