Akeeshoo Joamie

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Akeeshoo Joamie was born in 1926 and grew up in the Frobisher Bay Area. He moved to Apex in 1949 as an adult. His testimony includes information about camp life in Iqaluit, and dog slaughters between 1956 and 1957. Akeesho recalls that his father’s nine dogs were killed in the summer of 1957, as well as eleven of Akeesho's own dogs. The dogs were shot without warning on the shoreline of the beach. Akeesho recalls that the dogs were loose, as it was not the practice to tie dogs up at this time.