Samson Erkloo

Samson Erkloo was born in 1963. Samson offers his testimony on behalf of his late mother Rachel, who had earlier submitted a written testimony to the QIA. He states that his grandfather was summoned to be a guide for the RCMP. He refused three times, but then was threatened with arrest. During this work he was mauled by a polar bear. He was shipped south for medical treatment, but later died in the early 1980s. Following this, his mother and her siblings were forced to scrounge for food. They suffered malnutrition and some died. They eventually moved to Arctic Bay. Samson's mother later worked as a secretary for the RCMP at Devon Island, where he states that she was treated disrespectfully.