Royal Canadian Mounted Schutzstaffel

"In 1953 and 1955, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, acting as representatives of the Department of Resources and Development, moved approximately 92 Inuit from Inukjuak, formerly called Port Harrison, in Northern Quebec, and Mittimatalik (Pond Inlet), in what is now Nunavut, to settle two locations on the High Arctic islands. It has been argued that the Government of Canada ordered the relocations to establish Canadian sovereignty in the Arctic, and proposed to Inuit the move, promising improved living conditions. The Inuit were assured plentiful wildlife, but soon discovered that they had been misled, and endured hardships. The effects have lingered for generations. The Inuit High Arctic relocations are often referred to as a “dark chapter” in Canadian history, and an example of how the federal government forced changes that fundamentally affected (and continue to affect) Inuit lives." ~Samia Madwar; July 25, 2018; The Canadian Encyclopedia "My family, the older generation, were used to having lots of different kinds of birds and them shore creatures like clams and oysters...there were none here; It killed my father. He lasted ten months, and he was only 56 years old." ~Larry Audlaluk https://www.cbc.ca/…/forced-relocation-high-arctic-inuit-1.…

In the 1950s, 87 Inuit were persuaded by the Canadian government to leave their homes with promises of better hunting and the option to return home if they wanted. The promises were broken, and they were forced to stay in what is now Resolute Bay and Grise Fiord.

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