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‘Their lives mattered’: Friends gather to mourn Inuit women – Nunatsiaq News

by ahnationtalk on August 7, 202083 Views

Two homeless Inuit women were fatally struck by cars in the past month. Meanwhile, the city is at risk of seeing a surge in homelessness due to the pandemic.

7 August 2020

Kitty Kakkinerk’s hand trembled as she held up a picture of her brother Lucassie.

Someone found Lucassie’s blanket and backpack unattended in the snow-crusted alley he slept in most nights, and he hadn’t been seen in days. Kakkinerk feared the worst.

So she made the rounds with a crumpled photo of her brother, fighting back tears as she asked street workers, cops and strangers if they had seen him. By the fourth day, after a relentless search led by Kakkinerk, Lucassie was found safe and sound.

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