Video:Victim of polar bear attack in Northern Quebec speaks out


The July polar bear attack occured at a hunting cabin near the community of Kangiqsualujjuaq is a small Inuit community in Nunavik, Quebec. Last month, CBC North reported the harrowing story of an Inuk woman who had been attacked by polar bear near her hunting cabin in Nunavik, a predominantly Inuit territory in Canada’s French-speaking province of Quebec.

She suffered horrific injuries and was flown to Montreal in southern Canada for surgery and treatment.

On Thursday, the Montreal Gazette published a video and an in-depth feature story on the attack and her long recovery.

To read and watch the interview, click here

Write to Eilís Quinn at eilis.quinn(at)

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)

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