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No one is really taking care of us’: Little progress made on improving Inuit housing – CBC

by ahnationtalk on October 17, 202288 Views

Getting help is a struggle, gov’t committee hears

Oct 17, 2022

Meeka Atagootak says the house in Pond Inlet on Nunavut’s Baffin Island that she shares with her children and grandchildren is “unlivable” 12 years after a water truck hit and damaged it.

The elder says she has had to deal with flooding, rusty pipes, mould and a deteriorating foundation, which have led to frequent health problems.

Getting help has been slow, she says.

“It’s been a struggle when no one is really taking care of us,” she recently said in Inuktitut before the House of Commons Standing Committee on Indigenous and Northern Affairs.

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