Annie Shappa

Annie Shappa was born in 1953. Her testimony includes information about her family’s move to Arctic Bay in 1966 so that the children could attend school in the settlement. Her father was threatened with jail or reduced social assistance if the children did not attend school. Annie recalls that there was both physical and sexual abuse at the residential school. Annie’s father was a well known hunter within the community. She does not remember what happened to his dog team, but she still wonders what effect the lost dog team had upon her parents.