Abbott, Louise

Louise Abbott is a longtime writer, photographer, and filmmaker who has concentrated on documenting rural culture and history, as well as the natural environment, in Canada and abroad.

In 2010 she features, with Niels Jensen, the book “Eeyou Istchee : Land of the Cree”, published by the Cree Outfitting and Tourism Association (COTA).

Pootoogook, Moe

Mosesie (Moe) Pootoogook was born in Iqaluit Hospital in 1977, but has grown up in Cape Dorset. His father, Paulassie Pootoogook, is a well-known Cape Dorset carver, and his late mother, Ishuhungitok was an artist.

Ashoona, Napachie

Napachie Ashoona was born on October 10, 1974, in Cape Dorset, Baffin Island. He is a member of one of the most prominent families of Inuit artists in Canada. His Grandmother, Pitseolak Ashoona, was a famous printmaker, and so is his talented mother, Sorosiluto.

Tunnillie, Matt

Matt Tunnillie was born April 16, 1976 and is the son of carver Ashevak Tunnillie.

Tunnillie, Tytoosie

Tytoosie benefits from the artistic influence of both side of his family tree. His mother, uncles, brothers and grandmother are all artists.


Ashukan is an Innu Indian language word meaning “bridge”. This is the symbolic bridge that Ashukan duo, consisting of Anisheniu Jean-Pierre Fontaine and Isabelle Courtois, built between peoples.

Anisheniu is a Native of Canada, who has lived most of his life in his community Innu (Montagnais) of the northern coast of Quebec. Experience of life in the Indian Reserve Uashat and healing path he then proceeded allowed him to return to the beliefs and rituals of his ancestors.
Isa is French-Canadian. Immersed in Indian culture for many years, she found that people in gestures and habits similar to those of his ancestors, in the Perche region of France.
As Ashukan, Isa and Jean-Pierre are multidisciplinary artists become independent learners. Their creations using natural materials such as wood, leather, bone moose and caribou antler.
Jean-Pierre specializes in wood carving and bone, miniature to monumental sculpture.

Adla, Ashevak

Ashevak Adla was born on February 22, 1977, at the nursing station in Cape Dorset, Baffin Island, Northwest Territories. He is the eldest child of Kumajuk and David Adla, and the grandson of Cape Dorset carver Audla Pee.

Kunnuk, Jayson Qajaaq

An experienced Inuk hunter and guide with excellent knowledge of the Igloolik area, his home community, Jayson Kunnuk is also an emerging artist, and has participated in several media art projects and events.

Etidloie, Kelly

Kellypalik (Kelly) was born April 26, 1966 and is the son of the well-known Cape Dorset artists Etidlooie and Kingmeata.

Adla, Etidloie

Etidloie Adla was born on October 28, 1982, in Cape Dorset, Nunavut Territory and he continues to live and work in his birthplace.