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 news cooperation project.

Eilís has reported from the Arctic regions of all eight circumpolar countries and has produced numerous documentary and multimedia series about climate change and the issues facing Indigenous peoples in the North.

Her investigative report "Death in the Arctic: A community grieves, a father fights for change," about the violent death of Robert Adams, a 19-year-old Inuk man from Arctic Quebec, received an honourable mention for excellence in reporting on violence and trauma at the 2019 Dart Awards in New York City.

Her multimedia project on the health challenges in the Canadian Arctic, "Bridging the Divide," was a finalist at the 2012 Webby Awards.

Eilís has worked for media organizations in Canada and the United States and as a TV host for the Discovery/BBC Worldwide series "Best in China."

Twitter: @Arctic_EQ

Email: eilis.quinn(at)cbc.ca

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