Joanasie Kiqutaq Akulmalik grew up in Arctic Bay and currently resides in Igloolik. His mother was relocated to the High Arctic by the Nascopie. After his mother passeed away, he was taken care of by his uncle. He would like the issue of the relocation of Inuit from Northern Quebec to Lancaster Sound by boat and then to other locations by dog-team to be documented so people can know more about it. With other Inuit, he has conducted research to find out more about the relocations of his relatives. He has tracked relocations by cross-referencing information on genealogy and dialects spoken.