In 1983 I returned to Pangnirtung where I was born in 1947 and stayed for a month with the daughter of the Inuit family who had worked for my parents. I went over to the fish and game office and bought a fishing licence for $10 and when my friend learned that I had had to pay for it she became upset and stormed back over the hill to demand that I be given the licence for free, as I had been born in Pangnirtung and was therefore entitled to the rights of native Pangnirtungmiut. To my relief, she was unable to convince the warden. But then I was unable to explain to her why the warden was, in my view, correct.