Leetia Koksiak

Leetia Koksiak was born in 1938, in a camp near Paallakvik. She talks about her childhood, recalling that there were many Americans at the DEW line camp near her camp. In 1968 she was told by Bob Pilot to relocate to Qikiqtarjuaq; the move was very upsetting for her. They had been promised running water and did not receive it until 1998. Her husband’s dogs were killed from a dog sickness while she was in Iqaluit giving birth in 1968. She feels that not having enough to do in the community turned her son into a criminal. She was involved in a healing process back at the camp later.