IQALUIT, Nunavut – The Canadian authorities has apologized for the killings of 1000’s of sled canine a long time in the past.
Crown-Indigenous Relations Minister Carolyn Bennett delivered the apology in Iqaluit.
She says the federal government made a mistake by assuming it knew what was greatest for Inuit individuals.
Between 1950 and 1975, Inuit in Nunuvut’s Baffin area have been moved from cell camps to everlasting communities.
Sled canine proved a hazard within the communities and the federal government required homeowners to muzzle and chain the animals.
An inquiry report in 2010 discovered that it turned simpler for authorities to shoot the canine as a substitute of implementing the ordinances.