Mina Inuktaluk

Mina Inuktaluk was born in 1932 in Northern Quebec. She moved to the Belcher Islands with her family when she was young. Her testimony includes vivid memories of the journey she undertook to North Camp with her husband, her baby, and two students they were taking care of. They had to stop because of ice packs on the way. They suffered from hunger there until they were rescued by people from North Camp. Mina remembers that when they left South Camp, people left all of their belongings and their dogs behind because they did not know that they would not be allowed to come back. This caused a lot of sadness, especially among elders. She recalls dogs being shot in the community by the RCMP when they were neglected by their owners or let loose.