It takes a full day for Alaku Quillialuk to fly from Akulivik, her small hometown in Northern Quebec, to Montreal, where her best friend is recovering in hospital after being stabbed by a teenage relative, who also attacked and killed her boyfriend and 12-year-old son. As the turboprop plane makes the journey south, it stops at neighbouring villages along the Hudson Bay coast. When Quillialuk gets off the plane for a pit stop, she's embraced by relatives and friends who've heard the news.
Five days after people in the village of Akulivik, Que., awoke to find bodies in their street and on their doorsteps, there are still no easy answers for why a gentle 19-year-old turned on his family with a knife. The investigation by authorities from southern Quebec could take months, but everyone in Akulivik knows what happened. After a night of drinking, Illutak Anautak, 19, turned on his family with a knife, stabbing his aunt and her partner, his two cousins, and one of his uncles.
A weekend drinking session that ended with a series of deadly stabbings, and a fatal police shooting, has renewed the resolve of a remote Inuit community to deal with substance abuse. The mayor of Akulivik, Lucassie Alayco, said the 19-year-old suspect in three slayings was drinking with a group of people in the early hours of Saturday morning before he is thought to have turned on members of his own family.
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