Willy Enoogoo was born in Kivitoo, near Broughton Island, in 1956. He was relocated to Broughton Island at a young age. His family’s qammaq was bulldozed, their goods were left in sod huts, and the family was picked up by plane. They were later moved to Pond Inlet in 1964, and this was roughly the same time that the school initiative came into force and Willy lived in a residential building. He later went to work for Pan Arctic Oil Limited.