Peter Kattuk

Peter Kattuk was born in 1950 southwest of Flaherty Island. He recalls home life and hunting. He talks about the importance of dogs for hunting. He moved to South Camp and then to the community in 1971. He was the last person to leave the camp. He remembers his experiences at the boarding home for his school in Churchill. He lost some of his language and culture while at school and tried to relearn them. He remembers an Anglican minister giving an injection to his family’s dogs when he was young. When he was relocated to the community the dogs were shot and his father had to shoot his own dogs. He remembers that the government tried to bribe or threaten families to move for school, saying that their child benefits would be cut off. He recalls the issues that came up about moving from South Camp to North Camp.