Johnny Tookalook

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Johnny Tookalook was born in South Camp near Sanikiluaq in 1935. His testimony includes detailed memories of camp life. He recalls times when food was scarce and explains how people used to share the food. He lost all of his dogs in 1953 when an RCMP officer came to their camp without an interpreter and vaccinated their dogs. The hind legs of the dogs gradually became paralyzed during the following weeks. Johnny recalls the role played by Angmarlik, who raised the subject of the dog slaughter at the time. After Angmarlik passed away, people stopped talking about it until the QTC hearings. Johnny does not consider himself as having gone through relocation.