Peteroosie Kopalie

Peteroosie Kopalie was born near Paallakvik. He was a teenager when the DEW line was established, and he talks about his community’s interactions with the Americans. He and his family were relocated by airplane to Qikiqtarjuaq, under the impression that it was temporary. They left most of their belongings and their dogs. The camp was later burned down, before he could go back for his dogs, which were later shot back in Qikiqtarjuaq.