Writer, graphic artist, cartoonist, photographer, and Inuktitut translator Alootook Ipellie was born in 1951 in the small hunting camp of Nuvuqquq. From 1973-1982 he was principal writer, artist, designer, photographer, translator, cartoonist, and then editor of Inuit Today magazine (Inuit Tapirisat). He was also editor of Inuit, the magazine of the Inuit Circumpolar Conference, and Nunavut Newsletter, a land claims organ of the Tungavik Federation of Nunavut. His book of twenty short stories with pen and ink drawings, Arctic Dreams and Nightmares, was published in 1993. He currently works as a freelance writer, artist, and cartoonist, and is working on an autobiographical book about growing up in Iqualuit, Iqalummiut, the People of Iqaluit, and an epic poem entitled Contemplating Life as a Nomad Wearing Civilized Clothes.

Festivals: 2005 (fall)

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