Jordin Tootoo shares his story in Kuujjuaq

Jordin Tootoo addresses a full house at Kuujjuaq’s Katittavik Town Hall Theatre on Tuesday, Jan. 21. Tootoo, who hails from Rankin Inlet, became the NHL’s first Inuk hockey player in 2003 and went on to play more than 700 games in the league until his retirement in 2018. His heartfelt presentation told his life story, including the suicide of his older brother Terrence and other traumatic events that led him to alcohol abuse and almost cost him his professional hockey career, until he decided to seek treatment to get sober and turn his life around. (Photo by Isabelle Dubois)

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  1. Posted by In one ear out the other on

    It’s too bad people don’t listen, and learn from his presentation. He has a good story that he’s willing to share. The community of kuujjuaq needs it more than most.

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