Yatsushiro, Toshio (1963) Frobisher Bay 1958, NCRC-63-6, Northern Research Co-Ordination Centre, Ottawa
Keywords: employment, Iqaluit (Frobisher Bay), Northern Co-ordination and Research Centre, shack housing, social housing, tuberculosis
Yatsushiro conducted a material cultural survey in Frobisher Bay during the summers of 1958 and 1959. Inuit were living in two areas: Ikhaluit and Apex Hill.
Approximately 1/3 of the Inuit population of c. 800 occupied government subsidized social housing of the 512-type in Apex Hill. The remainder (Ikhaluit) lived in tents, though Yatsushiro reported that this was a summertime phenomenon. During winter, the tent dwellers moved into wooden “shacks” which they had constructed from scrap materials. The shacks were regarded by non-Inuit as poorly insulated, crowded and “fire traps.” According to Yatsushiro’s