Pauloosie Mickiyuk

Pauloosie Mickiyuk was born in 1948. He moved from a camp to South Camp in 1968, and was then relocated to North Camp in 1970 under government orders but without government assistance. He and some others decided to go back for their belongings and dogs two weeks later and they found some of their dogs dead by the beach. The loss of the dogs impacted the community significantly. He remembers having to travel on land with the boat because there wasn’t enough gasoline and because of issues with the ice. He went down to Hamilton for three years when he was a child for TB treatment. He was trained in Ottawa to learn mechanics and other trades.