The Mounties are talking about apologizing to the Inuit for shooting their sled dogs in the 1950s and 1960s.

“They just went up to them and it was ‘bang, bang.’ They didn’t explain anything,” said Lucassie Nutaraluk of Iqaluit in a newspaper report.

The RCMP is hoping to mend bridges with the Inuit as Nunavut comes into existence with a new
justice system in the North. The RCMP’s Nunavut detachment is crafting an official apology after Inuit Elders called for amends at a recent conference in Iqaluit. The RCMP is still trying to figure out why so many dogs were shot, said the newspaper.