Loasie Alikatuktuk was born in 1951. He grew up in Pallavik and learned life skills such as hunting there, but his family was relocated permanently to Qikiqtarjuaq in 1965. The family moved by dog team. Loasie states that two years after relocation his family’s dogs were killed because they were not to be used anymore. There were 11 dogs shot. His family did not have a skidoo, and they received social assistance for food. Loasie went to work for the Hudson’s Bay Company, and was then employed by the housing authority in 1985.