Mary Ammaaq

Mary Ammaaq was born in 1941 between Taloyoak and Ikkasuuq. Her testimony includes information about her family's move to Taloyoak and then to Igloolik when she was about 20 years old. She describes camp life and life in the early days of the community. She remembers that she grew up being very scared of RCMP officers. Her husband’s dogs were not shot when he passed away, but were taken away. Mary also mentions the relocation of her parents from the Kinngait area to Ikkaarasaaq before she was born.