Canadian government offers apology for Inuit who were relocated
The Canadian government offered an official apology on Wednesday to Inuit who were relocated in 1953.

The Inuit were moved from their traditional homelands in northern Quebec to far areas of the Arctic and many died after they were unable to survive without their subsistence foods. They weren't allowed to go home despite promises from the government.

“They were practically prisoners in their own community,” John Amagoalik, who was almost six when his family was moved, told The G;obe and Mail.

The government established a $10 million compensation fund and has relocated families back to Quebec.

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An apology for the Inuit five decades in the making (The Globe and Mail 8/19)