Simeonie Aqpik

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Simeonie Aqpik was born in 1931 in an outpost camp near Kimmirut. His testimony includes memories of camp life, dog rearing and epidemics. He does not recall witnessing any dog slaughter by RCMP officers, except for a dog that was suspected of being dangerous. Simeonie claims that he was convinced to move into a house after he was told that the rent would always remain the same. He remembers that families living in qarmaqs were told that they would be denied allowance if they refused to move into matchbox houses. Simeonie believes that non-Inuit were obeyed because they were intimidating to the Inuit.