Louis Uttak

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Louis Uttak was born in 1937. His testimony includes information about the interaction between Inuit and non-Inuit around trading posts and in Igloolik when it became a community. He remembers that the Inuit let their dogs loose until they received letters stating that dogs should be tied up. He recalls that people complied because they feared the RCMP. Louis was in charge of the children going through Igloolik to attend school in Chesterfield Inlet. He witnessed the pain felt by parents whose children were going away. He believes that when the children were sent away, they lost the bond they had with their parents because they were raised in another culture. Louis compares how the Inuit and their dogs both became wild when the former started living in communities and the latter started being tied up though they used to be free.