Ali Appaqaq was born in 1943 in Sanikiluaq. His testimony contains a precise description of the time he lost most of his dogs. While he was out hunting longer than expected, people came to rescue him with a ski-doo. They untied his dogs from the qamutik and took him back to the community. Five dogs that managed to make it back to the community were killed by an RCMP officer while Ali was out looking for them with a ski-doo. He never had another dog team after that.