Arctic Bay, Qikiqtani Truth Commission photo In 2007, the Qikiqtani Inuit Association created the Qikiqtani Truth Commission to investigate facts, interview witnesses, hold public hearings and report back to the QIA and the public about the truth surrounding the alleged “dog slaughter”, relocations and other decisions made by the Canadian government from 1950 to 1975 that dramatically affected Inuit culture, their economy and their way of life. The QTC did not investigate High Arctic relocations, residential schools or matters subject to other processes. The Qikiqtani Truth Commission is the first Inuit-sponsored and Inuit-led initiative of its kind. The main objective of this Commission was to record a more accurate history of these and other related events by uncovering all pertinent facts. The truth and reconciliation process seeks to encourage acknowledgement of past wrongdoing; promote healing for those who suffered; enable forgiveness on the part of those wronged; and mend relations between Inuit and government. The Qikiqtani Truth Commission was empowered to put forward recommendations to the Qikiqtani Inuit Association and others—such as the Canadian government—that could lead to reconciliation. The Chief Commissioner of the Qikiqtani Truth Commission was James Igloliorte. The Executive Director was Madeleine Redfern Julie Harris directed the team of historians -->. For more information, please see our:
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