Jayko Simonie was born in 1956 near Clyde River. He makes opening remarks to introduce the Qikiqtani Truth Commission hearings taking place in Hall Beach in 2008. Jayko did not experience or witness the dog slaughter first hand because he went down south with his parents when he was young. However, he describes how his parents accompanied RCMP officers to several locations and were never compensated. He is currently learning how to use a dog team.