Julia Amaroalik

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Julia Amaroalik was born in 1935 in Avvajja. Her testimony includes information about the loss of her husband’s dogs in 1958 and about the relocation of her family to Igloolik in 1969. While she and her husband were at the hospital in Hall Beach, their dogs got loose and ran to the DEW Line site dump for food. The dogs were shot there by someone she believes was an RCMP officer. Her husband worked at the DEW Line until they moved to Igloolik when their children were required to attend school. Her husband was deeply affected by the loss of his dogs and relied on the support of relatives and friends to go out hunting until he got his own skidoo.