By Stewart Burnett Local Journalism Initiative Reporter Tom Sammurtok was 22 and working in Churchill, Man., when he got a tap on the shoulder with a big question. “The government asked me if I would be willing to interpret for the Queen,” said Sammurtok, originally from Chesterfield Inlet. Queen Elizabeth was set to visit the community July 1970 with Prince Philip, Prince Charles and Princess Anne. One of the reasons for visiting Churchill was for Prince Philip to take part in the Boy Scout jamboree, Sammurtok recalled. The Royal Family were set to bring in a couple from each Kivalliq community to meet the Queen and Sammurtok was pegged as the interpreter for them. “When they asked me if I could interpret, I was young, I was only 22 and
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