Harry Daniel Alookie

Harry Daniel Alookie was born in 1962. He lived in Padloping Island until 1964, when his family was relocated to the community of Qikiqtarjuaq. They remained there until 1967, then moved to Frobisher Bay for two years while his father received medical treatment for kidney problems. Following this treatment, the family returned to Qikiqtarjuaq. Harry's testimony includes information on education and housing, including the skyrocketing costs of rent in the north. Harry completed grade seven before going to Iqaluit for high school. He remained there from 1980 to 1982, but was kicked out only two weeks before graduation. Harry has spent time in prison and completed his GED while there. Harry states that he was employed from 1994 to 2008 in various jobs within the community. He believes that technology has played a major role in generational changes, and thinks that climate change will force further adaptations upon the Inuit.