Raigalee Angnakok

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Raigalee Angnakok was born in 1940. She grew up in an outpost camp outside of Pangnirtung. While the men were out hunting, the RCMP moved the women of the camp to Pangnirtung by skidoo in 1959-60. She does not recall that there was any consultation or information provided before the move. They had to live in tents in March, and she recollects the extremely cold conditions. She states that she lived in a qammaq before finally receiving a house years after moving to Pangnirtung. Raigalee notes that her own husband had three dogs that were slaughtered at this time by the RCMP after the move. In 1975, Raigalee and her husband moved to Grise Fiord, then to Resolute, before settling in Qikiqtarjuaq in 1979.