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November 2012 - Quaqtaq, Nunavik, Canada. Peter Aupaluk was hospitalized for a week in Kuujjuaq. At his release, he had to go back in Quaqtaq, 366 Km into the tundra. There’s no road in Nunavik. So the only mean of transportation is by plane. As a beneficiary of The James Bay and Northern Quebec Agreement, Peter can go back home free of charge and was accompanied by his wife as all persons over 65 may have an escort to come into town for health issues. Having some respiratory problems, Peter must have oxygen on the flight as the altitude may impaired the oxygen dissolved in his blood.

But all this is no trouble for this man with a permanent smile. During the flight, whenever he has a chance, he turn his small FM radio on and listen to radio show in Inuktituk.
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November 2012 - Quaqtaq, Nunavik, Canada. Peter Aupaluk was hospitalized for a week in Kuujjuaq. At his release, he had to go back in Quaqtaq, 366 Km into the tundra. There’s no road in Nunavik. So the only mean of transportation is by plane. As a beneficiary of The James Bay and Northern Quebec Agreement, Peter can go back home free of charge and was accompanied by his wife as all persons over 65 may have an escort to come into town for health issues. Having some respiratory problems, Peter must have oxygen on the flight as the altitude may impaired the oxygen dissolved in his blood.<br />
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But all this is no trouble for this man with a permanent smile. During the flight, whenever he has a chance, he turn his small FM radio on and listen to radio show in Inuktituk.