Emily Takatak

Emily Takatak was born in 1934 in an outpost camp in the south of the Belcher Islands. Her testimony includes information regarding the relocation of her family to North Camp (Sanikiluaq) in 1970. Emily remembers that after what they considered a visit to North Camp, they were not allowed to go back to their camp, not even to pick up their belongings. All of their dogs were shot, and they no longer had any means of transportation. They were provided with housing but no appliances. Emily remembers feeling scared, poor, cold and hungry.