A lifetime of change for Barney Tootoo

By Darrell Greer  Local Journalism Initiative  22/05/2024 07:13 Barney Tootoo had a lot to look back upon as he blew out the candles to celebrate his 76th birthday on May 14. Tootoo has lived in three different Kivalliq communities during his life: Baker Lake, Rankin Inlet and Whale Cove. And, with the obvious creation of Nunavut as its own territory, he’s seen a lot of change in three-quarters of a century. He said the biggest change he’s seen in Rankin Inlet over the years is the different nationalities of people who are moving to the community and staying longer. He said for many years, people would just come into Rankin to work for the summer and then they were gone. “We have people from all over living here now full…

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