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Story of Nellie Angutiguluk

Nellie Angutiguluk moved from the small village of Puvirnituq in Nunavik to Montreal after the death of her husband. She leaves behind three children and is remembered as “a quiet, kind, sweet individual” who was “generous, [and] she shared whatever she had.”

Nellie Angutiguluk was taken too soon in May 2015 as a victim of domestic violence. 54% of Indigenous women have reported “severe forms of family violence” compared to 37% of non-Indigenous women (Native Women’s Association of Canada, Fact Sheet: Violence Against Women).