Letia Kyak

Letia Kyak was born near Pangnirtung in 1922. She moved to Pond Inlet when she was 15 years old, and she married at 18 years old. Her husband worked for the RCMP for 27 years, accompanying them on patrols, and she was a seamstress sewing RCMP uniforms. Her testimony includes information on rabies among the dogs, but she states that at this time there were no inoculations. She also recalls instances of dog maulings when she was a child. In 1951, Letia moved to Resolute Bay. In her testimony she says that she does not recall dogs being shot, although she does remember that dogs were required to be tied up in the larger communities.