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Storyteller, hunter and Inuit elder born in the Sanikiluaq area (Nunavut) around 1890 – died in Inukjuak (Nunavik) at the beginning of the 1970s.
Hunter, artist, and storyteller born in the Nunavgirnarak winter camp (Nunavik) in 1910 – died in Puvirnituq (Nunavik) in 1976.
Political leader, author and journalist born in Tasialuk (Nunavik) in 1947.
Poet and community worker born in Iqaluit (Nunavut) in 1951 – died in 1979.
Memorialist and elementary school teacher born in Mittimatalik (Nunavut) in the second half of the 1940’s.
Translator and interpreter born at the beginning of turn of the 1960’s (Nunavut).
Visual artist and author born in Maniitsoq (Greenland) in 1946.
Arnatsiaq, Nicholas P.
Politician, interpreter and poet born in Agu Bay (Nunavut) in the 1960’s.
Author probably born at the turn of the 1980’s in Nunavik.
Author and diarist born in Mulligan (Lake Melville, Labrador, Nunatsiavut) in 1844 – died in Nunatsiavut in 1940.
Translator, throat singer and member of Puvirnituq's executive committee born in Rouyn-Noranda (Québec) in 1978.
Administrator, early childhood specialist and Inuit culture promoter born in Nunavik in the 1980s.
Author, historian, teacher, translator, school principal and judge, born in Nuuk (Greenland) in 1916 - died in Nuuk (Greenland) in 2015.
Greenlandic singer, actress and author born in Aarhus (Denmark) in 1979.
Writer, poet, interpreter and politician born in Ammassivik (Greenland) in 1967.
Blake, Thomas L.
Hunter, trapper and diarist born in Hamilton Inlet (Nunatsiavut) in 1843 and died in Hamilton Inlet (Nunatsiavut) in 1935.
Author and Labradorian matriarch born in Hamilton Inlet (Nunatsiavut, Labrador) in 1818 – died in Mulligan River (Nunatsiavut, Labrador) in 1905, first person from Nunatsiavut to publish a book.
Hunter, elder and author born in Rivière-Marralik (Nunavik) in 1919 and died in Kuujjuaq (Nunavik) in 1986.
Singer-songwriter, author and cultural worker artist born in Quaqtaq (Nunavik) in 1985.
Author, researcher and professor born in Québec in 1959.
Author, Inuit literature specialist and French language teacher born in Dax (France) in 1981.
Visual artist and author born in Cape Jones (Nunavik) in 1948 – died in Ottawa (Ontario) in 2009.
Storyteller, carver and politician born in Inukjuak (Nunavik) in 1932 – died in Inukjuak (Nunavik) in 2012.
Graphic artist, storyteller and hunter born in Qirnituarjuq (Nunavik) in 1928.
Author, publisher, teacher and politician born in 1969 in Frobisher Bay (now Iqaluit, Nunavut).
Freeman, Minnie Aodla
Playwright, writer, poet and committed essayist born in the Cape Hope Islands (Nunavut) in 1936.
French, Alice Masak
Author, poet and residential school survivor born on Baillie-Hamilton Island (Nunavut) in 1930 – died in Souris (Manitoba) in 2013.
Pioneer, trapper’s wife and diarist born in Mud Lake (Nunatsiavut, Labrador) in 1902 – died in Happy Valley-Goose Bay (Nunatsiavut, Labrador) in 1982.
Blogger, throat singer and cultural activist born in Aupaluk (Nunavik) in 1989.
Author, environmental activist and multimedia artist born in Qaqortoq (Greenland) in 1970.
Professor, researcher, curator and visual artist born in Happy Valley-Goose Bay (Nunatsiavut) in 1979.
Hunter, storyteller and artist born in Nain (Nunatsiavut) in 1936.
Carver, hunter and storyteller born in Kuujjuarapik (Nunavik) in 1911 – died in Inukjuak (Nunavik) in 2007.
Inukpuk, Martha Malaya
Community worker and journalist born in Inukjuak (Nunavik) in 1963.
Illustrator, cartoonist, poet and essayist born in Nuvuqquq (Nunavut) in 1951 – died in Ottawa (Ontario) in 2007.
Singer songwriter and documentary filmmaker born in Salluit (Nunavik) in 1977.
Author, village mayor, and language analyst born in Ivujivik (Nunavik) in 1951.
Teacher, editor, translator and storyteller born near Tavani (Nunavut) in 1942 – died in Arviat (Nunavut) in 2011.
Storyteller born in Harvaqtuurmiut territory (Nunavut) in the second half of the 19th century.
Film director, essayist and photographer born in Puvirnituq (Nunavik) in 1976 — died in Montréal in 2020.
Koperqualuk, Lisa Qiluqqi
Arctic anthropologist, essayist and activist born in Puvirnituq (Nunavik) in 1962.
Writer born in Nanortalik (Greenland) in 1990.
Poet, professor and politician born in Aasiaat (Greenland) in 1947.
Poet, novelist and politician born in Qeqertarsuatsiaat (Greenland) in 1899 – died in Nuuk (Greenland) in 1959.
Lynge, Hans Anthon
Author, translator, journalist and teacher born in Qullissat (Greenland) in 1945.
Author, hunter, elder and political advisor born in 1910 in Salmon Bright (Nunatsiavut) and died in 2000 in Nain (Nunatsiavut).
Mangiuk Iyaituk, Qumaq
Visual artist, author, teacher and school principal born in Ivujivik (Nunavik) in 1954.
Journalist, photographer and musician born in Nunatsiavut in 1958 — died in Goose Bay in 2021.
Inuit elder, author and seamstress born in Tasiujaq (Nunavik) in 1932.
Trapper, poet and storyteller born in Independent Harbour (Nunatsiavut) in 1904 – died in Happy Valley-Goose Bay (Nunatsiavut) in 1986.
Novelist, historian and teacher born in Kangiqsujuaq (Nunavik) in 1931 – died in Kangiqsujuaq (Nunavik) in 2007.
Naumealuk, Jimmy Patsauq
Poet and hunter born in the Inukjuak region (Nunavik) in 1951 - died in Inukjuak (Nunavik) in 1984.
Throat singer and accounting professional born in Puvirnituq (Nunavik) in 1977.
Poet, storyteller and teacher born in Puvirnituq (Nunavik) in 1954 – died in Montréal (Québec) in 2009.
Social worker, politician and translator born in Inukjuak (Nunavik) in 1967.
Musician, hunter and Inuit elder born in Kuujjuarapik (Nunavik) around 1936 – died in Kuujjuarapik (Nunavik) at the beginning of the 21st century.
Essayist, journalist and politician born in Saputiligait (Nunavik) in 1951.
Poet, performer, throat-singer and curator born in Montréal (Québec) in 1975.
Novelist, pilot and activist born in Inukjuak (Nunavik) in 1941 – died in Inukjuak (Nunavik) in 2020.
Activist, lawyer, clothing designer and musician born in Arkisserniaq (Greenland) in 1960.
Poet, translator, museum director and politician born in Sukkertoppen (now Maniitsoq, Greenland) in the municipality of Qeqqata in 1937.
Cultural promoter and librarian-archivist born in Akulivik (Nunavik) in 1974.
Author, translator, linguist and researcher born on the northern end of Baffin Island (Nunavut) in 1953.
Author and specialist in world religions, esotericism and mythology born in Southern Ontario in 1969.
Storyteller born in the area of today’s Puvirnituq (Nunavik) in 1895 – died in 1964.
Historian, linguist, writer and politician born in Niqsiturlik (Nunavik) in 1914 – died in Puvirnituq (Nunavik) in 1993.
Carver, storyteller and preacher born in Puvirnituq (Nunavik) in 1916 – died in Puvirnituq (Nunavik) in 2004.
Explorer and ethnologist born in Jakobshavn (Greenland) in 1879 - died in Gentofte (Denmark) in 1933.
Writer, visual artist, reindeer herder, director and museum curator born in Jakobshavn (today’s Ilulissat, Greenland) in 1925 - died in Humlebæk (Denmark) in 2008.
Journalist, politician and essayist born in Kangiqsualujjuaq (Nunavik) in 1947.
Sculptor, illustrator and storyteller born in Nunavik in 1911 – died in Puvirnituq (Nunavik) in 1968.
Author born in Puvirnituq (Nunavik) in 1983.
Sculptor, author and hunter born in Inukjuak (Nunavik) in 1921 - died in Inukjuak (Nunavik) in 1986.
Pastor, writer and politician born in Manermiut (Greenland) in 1883 – died in Ilulissat (Greenland) in 1957.
Tagaq Gillis, Tanya
Throat-singer, experimental musician, novelist and visual artist born in Ikaluktutiak (Nunavut) in 1975.
Tongak, Lily Taqaugak
Government administrator in Igloolik (Nunavut) born at the early 1970’s.
Storyteller, elder and anthropologists’ informant born in Kangirsuk (Nunavik) in 1911 – died in 1979.
Author, translator and igloo builder born in Inurruat (close to Puvirnituq, Nunavik) in 1953.
Author, painter and violinist born in Hebron (Labrador, Nunatsiavut) in 1845 – died in Paris (France) in 1881.
Author, translator, ethnologist and journalist born on April 20, 1917 in Frederiksdal (now Narsarmijit) (Greenland) - died in Søborg (Denmark) in 2012.
Political negotiator and Canadian senator born in June 1944 in Fort Chimo (now Kuujjuaq), Nunavik.
Environmental activist, essayist and politician born in Kuujjuaq (Nunavik) in 1953.
Author and soldier, born in the Strutton Islands (Nunavut) in 1923 – died in Uniujaq (Nunavik) in 2005.
Essayist, producer and documentary filmmaker born in Kangirsukallak (Nunavik) in 1958.