Natsiapik Naglingniq was born in Kimmirut in 1935. In her early years she lived in camp and travelled to Kinngait for supplies. In 1951, she and her father were taken to Quebec City for medical treatment. She was in Quebec City for three years, while her father remained longer for treatment. In 1955 she moved to Iqaluit. She recalls that her husband’s dog team was shot in Iqaluit. This was a traumatic experience as she describes dogs as being essential to livelihood.