Manasie Amagoalik was born at Resolute Bay in 1960. His parents had been relocated to Resolute Bay. Manasie recalls that while living in small shack at Resolute Bay, he witnessed dogs being shot in 1963-1964. He remembers his father crying during the incident as RCMP officers stood by. After the dogs were lost, Manasie recalls suffering hardships because there was no longer any means of transportation and no means by which to hunt. Everything had to be done on foot. Manasie also recalls that it was a difficult time when his older sister was sent away to Inukjuak for schooling.