Jobie Crow

Jobie Crow was born in Tasiujaq, in the Quebec Province, in 1938. As a child, he was relocated from Kuujjuaraapik to the Belcher Islands with his father, who was required to manage the Hudson Bay Company’s store. He remembers the hardship they went through there, especially because the store where they were working all day had no heat. Jobie recalls the night when all of his father’s dogs were killed by an RCMP officer. The dogs were not tied up because his father was not aware that it was a requirement. The killing of the dogs affected their ability to hunt. Dogs were also their only means of transportation until ski-doos were available in the community.