Horrendous stories of sexual and physical abuse have been uncovered at the Sir Joseph Bernier residential school in Chesterfield Inlet, but the RCMP says no charges will be laid.

The NWT government and RCMP launched separate investigations of the abuse. Police looked into 150 allegations of physical abuse and 86 complaints of sexual abuse at the school, which was run by the Catholic Church for the federal government.

One of the complainants is Jack Anawak, Liberal MP for Nunatsiaq.

Police decided not to lay charges because some of the alleged offenders are too old or have died, but the complainants say justice must still be done. The incidents allegedly occurred between 1952 and 1969.