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Itee Pootoogook was a man of few words. He was hard of hearing but never bothered to replace the expired batteries in his hearing aids. And he was so quiet that, as one friend observes, ''It was damned near impossible to get him to talk.'' Even when he did, he kept his words to a minimum: ''I like yellow;'' ''See you at 1;'' ''Not really.''