Joshua Alookie was born in Padloping in 1955. In 1968, his family was relocated to Qikiqtarjuaq. He states that his parents were told that they would only be able to receive health care if they relocated. Joshua also testifies that relocatees were told that no dogs would be allowed in Qikiqtarjuaq. This was difficult, as a dog team was the only form of transportation available to his parents since they did not own a skidoo.