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