Monument marking Inuit RCMP contribution in Nunavut unveiled in Iqaluit  

Iqaluit residents crowded around the RCMP detachment in Nunavut’s capital for the unveiling of a monument marking the contribution of Inuit special constables and their dogs.

The special constables were the Inuit RCMP members who made sure that the southern officers could get around – and even survive.

The monument was the recommendation of the Qikiqtani Truth Commission. The commissioner studied the historical conditions on Baffin Island from the ‘50s to the ‘70s.

Video Journalist / Iqaluit

Kent has been APTN’s Nunavut correspondent since 2007. In that time he has closely covered Inuit issues, including devolution and the controversial Nutrition North food subsidy. He has also worked for CKIQ-FM in Iqaluit and as a reporter for Nunavut News North.

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