Charlie Takatak was born in 1955. He was relocated first to the North Camp, and then to the South Camp at Sanikiluaq when it was time for him to attend school. He attended school at Churchill beginning in 1960. When Charlie left his home, his people were still using dog teams. He did not witness the dog slaughters because they occurred while he was attending school. Charlie returned home to find that there were no dogs left. He believes that his father had ten or more dogs.