Jeannie Iqaluk was born in Kuujjuaarpik in 1950. She attended school in Fort Churchill from 1967 to 1968 where she states that she was mistreated. In 1970, while Jeannie was pregnant, her family was told to move from Itilaaruk in order to have access to a school. They moved by Peterhead. She states that most people had wanted to stay in the small camp rather than move, and that they did not know that they would not be returning. Jeannie went on to become a teacher.