Celina Irngaut

Celina Irngaut was born in 1954, and she grew up in a camp near Hall Beach. Her testimony includes information about her experience at the Chesterfield Inlet residential school and about life in Hall beach after her family's move. At school, she suffered from being kept away from her brothers. She remembers that the grey nuns were abusive. They demeaned her and other girls whose skin was darker. When she went back home, people had moved to the community and they had no more dogs. She remembers hearing her parents complaining that the rent was not as low as the government promised it would be. She shares the feeling of resentment against non-Inuit that she developed after these painful experiences.