An Inuit Leader Speaks for the First Time Ever On American Radio, About His Removal From Hisnative Lands By the US Military and About the Risks His People Face From Bush's Star Wars Plans

August 08, 2001

Yesterday we were able to reach by telephone one of the Inuit who was forcibly removed by the Americans in 1953. Hisname is Uusaqqak Qujaukitsoq. He is now the president of a group called Hingitaq ’53, which is translated either asThe Organization of the Relocated People from Thule, or simply as The Abandoneds.

This is his first interview for American radio. He is translated by his son, Vittus.


  • Uusaqqak Qujaukitsoq, president Hingitaq ’53 (The Organization of the Relocated People from Thule, orsimply, The Abandoneds); his son, Vittus Qujaukitsoq, translates.