What people are talking about in Deline

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Several police vehicles blocked off the area as emergency personnel responded to the woman. CBC.caSunday, March 18, 2012

Deline, Northwest Territories

The recent police shooting in Yellowknife, the capital city of Canada’s Northwest Territories, is the main topic of conversation in Deline.

And since the first reports came out, everyone in this predominantly Dene community told me the same thing, ‘Just wait and see, it will be an aboriginal person that got shot.’

I don’t know if the police have confirmed any details about the victim, but a local told me he had friends in Yellowknife that knew the woman who was shot, and that it was an Inuit woman from Nunavut.

There’s a lot of heated discussions going on now in town and people reliving their own experiences with police.

Write to Eilís Quinn at eilis.quinn(at)cbc.ca

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Eilís Quinn, Eye on the Arctic

Eilís Quinn, Eye on the Arctic

Eilís Quinn is a journalist and manages Radio Canada International’s Eye on the Arctic circumpolar news project. At Eye on the Arctic, Eilís has produced documentary and multimedia series about climate change and the issues facing Indigenous peoples in the circumpolar world. Her documentary Bridging the Divide was a finalist at the 2012 Webby Awards. Eilís began reporting on the North in 2001. Her work as a reporter in Canada and the United States, and as TV host for the Discovery/BBC Worldwide series "Best in China" has taken her to some of the world’s coldest regions including the Tibetan mountains, Greenland and Alaska; along with the Arctic regions of Canada, Russia, Norway and Iceland.

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