Elisapee Itulu

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Elisapee Itulu was born in 1956 and resides in Kimmirut. At the request of her parents, her testimony includes her family's history. Her father worked for the Hudson’s Bay Company as a guide and traveled regularly from Kimmirut to Kinngait in the early 1950s. He expressed to her the feeling of being controlled at that time and not being able to adequately care for his family. The trips back and forth were too dangerous for him to bring his family. They moved to Kimmirut where her father then built boats for a living. In his free time, he worked for the RCMP, making tusk carvings. He was given food in return, but no money.