Thomas Kublu

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Thomas Kublu was born in 1941 near Pond Inlet. His testimony includes information about the loss of his dogs due to loose dog policies in Igloolik around 1956. He also mentions the conditions of his family's move to Pond Inlet around 1963. He remembers that people were asked to leave their camp, which they did because they feared the Non-Inuit. They left all of their belongings in their camp because they thought they would come back. Only after the move were they told that they would have to stay in Pond Inlet because their children were required to attend school. Thomas is involved in a project documenting oral stories from Nunavut elders. He also writes his own memoirs. He recounts a tragic boating accident that he was lucky to survive when he was only two years old.