Eliyah Kopalie

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Eliyah Kopalie was born in 1950. His family relocated from Kivitoo to Qikiqtarjuaq in 1962. He remembers that they had very healthy dog teams at this time. Eliyah states that they only took what they could carry when they relocated. Everything they left behind was bull-dozed. Eliyah remembers hearing the police kill their dogs, although he ran inside so he did not have to watch. In his testimony, Eliyah describes how important dogs were for travel and hunting. He still does not know why the government wanted the Inuit moved from Kivitoo to Qikiqtarjuaq.