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Famous People From Nunavut

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List of famous people from Nunavut, including photos when available. The people below are listed by their popularity, so the most recognizable names are at the top of the list. Some of the people below are celebrities born in Nunavut, while others are simply notable locals. If you're from Nunavut you might already know that these prominent figures are also from your hometown, but some of the names below may really surprise you. This list includes people who were born and raised in Nunavut, as well as those who were born there but moved away at a young age.

List is made up of a variety of people, including Olayuk Akesuk and Jeannie Ugyuk.

If you want to answer the questions, "Which famous people are from Nunavut?" or "Which celebrities were born in Nunavut?" then this list is a great resource for you.
  • Madeleine Allakariallak (born Resolute, Nunavut) is a Canadian Inuit musician and television... more on Wikipedia
  • Nancy Karetak-Lindell

    Age: 62
    Nancy Karetak-Lindell (born December 10, 1957) is a former Canadian politician. Previously she... more on Wikipedia
  • Pauloosie Paniloo

    Dec. at 64 (1943-2007)
    Pauloosie Paniloo (1943 Clyde River, Nunavut - April 20, 2007 200 km south of Clyde River,... more on Wikipedia
  • Edna Elias

    Edna Elias (born c. 1955) is a Canadian politician from Kugluktuk, Nunavut. On 12 May 2010... more on Wikipedia
  • Atuat Akittirq

    Age: 85
    Atuat Akkitirq is a costume designer.
  • Jose Kusugak

    Dec. at 61 (1950-2011)
    Jose Kusugak (2 May 1950 – 18 or 19 January 2011) was an Inuk politician from Repulse Bay,... more on Wikipedia
  • Tanya Tagaq (born Tanya Tagaq Gillis, May 5, 1975), also credited as Tagaq, is a Canadian... more on Wikipedia
  • Zacharias Kunuk (born November 27, 1957) is a Canadian Inuk producer and director most... more on Wikipedia
  • Michael Gilday

    Age: 33
    Michael Gilday is a short track speed skater.
  • Goo Arlooktoo

    Dec. at 39 (1963-2002)
    Gooteleah "Goo" "Mosa" Arlooktoo (November 28, 1963 – April 30, 2002) was a Canadian... more on Wikipedia
  • Jessie Oonark

    Dec. at 79 (1906-1985)
    Jessie Oonark, ( ᔨᐊᓯ ᐅᓈᖅ; 2 March 1906 – 7 March 1985) was a prolific and influential... more on Wikipedia
  • Jobie Nutarak

    Dec. at 59 (1947-2006)
    Jobie Nutarak (May 10, 1947 – April 22, 2006) was a politician from Nunavut in northern... more on Wikipedia
  • Natar Ungalaaq

    Age: 61
    Natar Ungalaaq (born 1959) is a Canadian Inuit actor, filmmaker, and sculptor whose artwork is... more on Wikipedia
  • Paul Okalik

    Age: 56
    Paul Okalik (Inuktitut: ᐹᓪ ᐅᑲᓕᖅ, IPA: [paːl ukaliq]; born May 26, 1964) is a Canadian... more on Wikipedia
  • Eva Aariak

    Age: 65
    Eva Qamaniq Aariaka (Inuktitut: ᐄᕙ ᐋᕆᐊᒃ, IPA: [iːva aːʁiak]; born January 10, 1955) is a... more on Wikipedia
  • Pitseolak Ashoona

    Dec. at 79 (1904-1983)
    Pitseolak Ashoona, (c. 1904 - 28 May 1983; Inuktitut syllabics:ᐱᑦᓯᐅᓛᖅ ᐊᓲᓇ) was an Inuk... more on Wikipedia
  • Michael Kusugak

    Age: 72
    Michael Arvaarluk Kusugak (Inuktitut: ᐊᕐᕚᕐᓗᒃ ᑯᓱᒐᖅ) is a storyteller and a Canadian children's... more on Wikipedia
  • Annabella Piugattuk (born December 19, 1982) is a Canadian Inuit actress, notable for her role... more on Wikipedia
  • Peter Kilabuk

    Age: 60
    Peter Kilabuk (born 27 September 1960 in Pangnirtung, Northwest Territories (now Nunavut)) is... more on Wikipedia
  • Joe Allen Evyagotailak

    Age: 67
    Joe Allen Evyagotailak was born 15 July 1953 in Kugluktuk, Nunavut, Canada. Evyagotailak was... more on Wikipedia
  • Steve Mapsalak

    Age: 63
    Steve Mapsalak (born March 17, 1957) is a Canadian politician, who served as a Member of the... more on Wikipedia
  • Levinia Brown

    Age: 73
    Levinia Brown (born in 1947 at Dawson Inlet, south of Whale Cove, Nunavut) is a Canadian... more on Wikipedia
  • Tagak Curley

    Age: 76
    Tagak Curley (born 1944) is an Inuit leader, politician and businessman from Nunavut. As a... more on Wikipedia
  • Levi Barnabas

    Age: 56
    Levi Barnabas (born January 24, 1964 in Igloolik, Nunavut) is a Canadian politician. He was... more on Wikipedia
  • Louis Tapardjuk

    Age: 67
    Louis Tapardjuk (born January 30, 1953 in an igloo northwest of Igloolik, Nunavut, Canada) was... more on Wikipedia