Pierre was born in 1921 near the little lake called Ghost Lake, which is located on the Flats in front of Tsiigehtchic. He said that he was born on a cold day in February. “Lots of good looking girls kissed me. I hope so anyway!” he added. Much of Pierre’s life has been spent living and working in the bush. In his early years, Pierre lived with his parents up the Arctic Red River where they hunted and trapped.