Joannie Ikkidluak was born in Amaurjuq in 1945. His family moved to Kimmirut in 1968 in order to receive family allowance. He worked with the RCMP, killing loose dogs in the community and asking the Inuit to tie up their dogs. He received orders not to kill dogs that were tied up. Joannie recalls that elders in the community directed their anger at him, but also that only in rare instances were dog teams still being used for hunting, as the snowmobile was becoming more popular. Joannie does not recall any dog maulings taking place in Kimmirut. He held his position for one to two years.