File # Rg-85 Vol 1951 #A-1000 / 153
1959-1960, Eskimo Point consisted of approximately 26 families who made their homes. 25 Students were sent to school.
The following were employed.
Aliktilloo; HBC Servant
Jimmy Gibbons; Special Constable, RCMP
Johnny Karetak; Special Constable, RCMP
Suluk; Predator Control
Donald Uluadluk; School Caretaker, attending course at Barriefield
Arnatkoak; Ungmak, Substitute Caretaker in Donald’s absence
White population included:
Principal; Maurice P. Walsh
Cst in Charge; R.Ward and Mrs. Ward + 2 small children, Len O’Halloren
H.B.C.; Bert and Mrs. Swaffield
RC Mission; Rev. Lionel Ducharme & Rev Rogatien Papion
Anglican Mission; Rev. John & Mrs. Marlow
Numont Mining; Erick Carlson, watchman on mechanical installations for school
Community and the School
People will continue to live inland in late August where hunting and trapping are more rewarding. This means 50 % will miss school.
Most children are now enrolled in Chesterfield Inlet School. Homes are considered unsuitable.
Services on improving nutrition and health. Mrs. Swaffield a Registered Nurse, aimed at youngsters with a good diet, nourished and prepared.
English language was taught. Police had an interpreter.
Health & Cleanliness
Mrs. Swaffield was cooperating to school first day of the month to examine children.
They were low on tooth powder so were going to switch to salt and soda. At Christmas obtained some terry towels and made wash cloths that were hemmed by girls in their sewing classes with Mrs. Lewis. Disc numbers were stiched to them. Combs were then supplied for everyone. Mirrors were placed in the washrooms.
For plenty of clean, fresh water, had to go half a mile for it. In winter, they had to haul it from a nearby lake. Dipped by pailfuls and hitched and carried for a quarter mile.
Cst. Ward asks for a creek that would be adequate flowing water supply. This allows D-4 Cat to open channels.
Two possible developments:
Estimate Materials (1961-62)
M.P. Walsh, Community Principal Eskimo Point, N.W.T. March 31, 1960 NW:
File number is above.