Current Board

Jimmy Manning, President

Jimmy Manning is a longstanding and active member in the artistic community and brings over 30 years of experience to the Foundation.  An integral figure in the development of the Kinngait Co-operative (West Baffin Eskimo Co-operative) and former Manager of Kinngait Studios, he continues to act as a liaison for Inuit artists from Cape Dorset as well as producing his own photographic works.

Sammy Kudluk, Chair

Sammy Kudluk is an established artist and arts administrator who brings extensive experience to the IAF. Well-known for his drawing, painting, and sculpting, Sammy is recognized as an innovator who is redefining Inuit art. Originally from Kangirsuk, Nunavik, Sammy is the Liaison officer for the Aumaaggiivik Nunavik Arts Secretariat in Kuujjuaq, that supports Nunavik artists in all media.

Mathew Nuqingaq, Treasurer

Mathew Nuqingaq is a well-known metalworker, jeweller, and performing artist. Working in the fully-equipped Aayuraa Studio in Iqaluit, the studio organizes innovative workshops and is open to both Inuit and southern guest artists. Mathew teaches jewellery-making and metalwork at Nunavut Arctic College, where he graduated in 1999. Mathew is a member of the Governance Committee.

Laakkuluk Williamson Bathory

Laakkuluk Williamson-Bathory ​is an artist, performer of uaajeerneq (Greenlandic mask dancing), music, drum-dancing, a storyteller and actor. Her career has allowed her to travel all across Canada and to many wondrous parts of the world. In addition to her art, poetry, theatre and uaajeerneq, Laakkuluk is a founding member and Programme Manager of Qaggiavuut! Society for a Nunavut Performing Arts Centre. Qaggiavuut! is the lead in a team called Qaggiq that was a laureate to the prestigious Arctic Inspiration Prize in 2016. She is a co-creator and actor of Tulugak—a circumpolar theatre piece studying the relationship between Inuit and ravens. Laakkuluk has a Political Science Honours degree from University of Calgary (2004) and a nearly completed Master’s degree in Transcultural Psychiatry from McGill University.

Jamie Cameron

Jamie Cameron has been a Professor at Osgoode Hall Law School, York University, in Toronto, Ontario for many years and is well known in the legal community. She and her husband, Chris Bredt, are long-time collectors of Inuit and aboriginal art from other communities. Jamie has served on the board of directors for many organizations over the years, including the McMichael Canadian Art Collection, Canada’s National Ballet School, the Canadian and BC Civil Liberties Associations, and others. Jamie and Chris have supported the arts over the years, including by donating parts of their collection, and are frequent travellers to Canada’s north. Jamie is the Chair of the Governance Committee.

Beatrice Deer

Beatrice Deer is a singer, a seamstress, and an advocate for good health. She is a perfectionist seamstress – a skill that was passed down to her from the women in her family in Quaqtaq, a tiny village on the most northeast coast of Quebec – in a region called Nunavik.  Beatrice uses her vocal skills in both lyrical singing and throat-singing. She has released four albums, and was the recipient of Best Inuit Cultural Album in 2005 at the Canadian Aboriginal Music Awards. Beatrice and her two children have been based in Montreal since 2007. She travels north to perform and reconnect with her family ties on a regular basis.

Patricia Feheley

Patricia Feheley is the Director Feheley Fine Arts, a Toronto art gallery specializing in traditional and contemporary Inuit art. Feheley holds a Masters Degree in Museology and Art History from the University of Toronto. She has an extensive administrative background in the visual arts and has also published widely on the subject of Inuit art.  Feheley is the past President of the Art Dealers Association of Canada, a former board member of the Cultural Human Resources Council.  Currently she serves on the Canadian Cultural Properties Export Review Board (CCPERB) and is a member of the Governance Committee.

Billy Gauthier

Billy Gauthier is a NunatuKavut (Métis Inuit) sculptural artist who lives and works in North West River, Labrador. Gauthier is a self-taught artist represented by the Spirit Wrestler Gallery of Vancouver, BC. In 2011, he was awarded the Newfoundland and Labrador Arts Council (NLAC) Emerging Artist of the Year. Billy is a member of the Governance Committee.

Helen Rose Kaloon

Helen Rose Kaloon is an accomplished textile artist from Uqsuqtuuq (Gjoa Haven). Helen brings together traditional techniques and contemporary design to reflect a rich imagination that blends fantasy, knowledge, and appreciation for her culture and homeland. Helen has also supported Inuit artists as a former member of the Board of Directors of the Nunavut Arts and Crafts Council.

Past Board Members

Board of Directors:
Mattiusi Iyaituk, President
Okpik Pitseolak, Vice-President
Mathew Nuqingaq, Secretary-Treasurer
Inuk Charlie
Lucien Kabvitok
Nuna Parr
Derrick Pottle
John Terriak

Nominating Committee: 
John Terriak (Chairperson), Mattiusi Iyaituk, Marybelle Mitchell, Okpik Pitseolak, Nuna Parr

Board of Directors:
Mattiusi Iyaituk, President
Okpik Pitseolak, Vice-President
Mathew Nuqingaq, Secretary-Treasurer
Inuk Charlie
Lucien Kabvitok
Nuna Parr
Derrick Pottle
John Terriak

Nominating Committee:
Mattiusi Iyaituk, John Terriak (Chairperson), Marybelle Mitchell, Okpik Pitseolak, Nuna Parr

Board of Directors:
Mattiusi Iyaituk, President
Okpik Pitseolak, Vice-President
John Terriak, Secretary-Treasurer
Adamie Ashevak
Ross Flowers
Jackussie Ittukallak
Sammy Kudluk
Nuna Parr
Doris Shadbolt (Honorary Member)

Nominating Committee:
John Terriak (Chairperson), Okpik Pitseolak, Nuna Parr, Marybelle Mitchell

Board of Directors:
Mattiusi Iyaituk, President
Okpik Pitseolak, Vice-President
John Terriak, Secretary-Treasurer
Adamie Ashevak
Stanley Felix
Ross Flowers
Pauloosie Kanayook
Nuna Parr
Doris Shadbolt (Honorary Member)

Nominating Committee:
John Terriak (Chairperson), Okpik Pitseolak, Nuna Parr, Marybelle Mitchell

Board of Directors:
Okpik Pitseolak, President
Mattiusi lyaituk, Vice-President
John Terriak, Secretary-Treasurer
Stanley Felix
Jackussie lttukallak
Nuna Parr
Gideon Qauqjuaq
Doris Shadbolt (Honorary)

Board of Directors
Mattiusi Iyaituk, President
Okpik Pitseolak, Vice President
John Terriak, Secretary Treasurer
Stanley Felix
Shirley Moorhouse
Gideon Qauqjuaq
Juanassie Jack Ittukallak
Nuna Parr
Doris Shadbolt – (Honorary Member)

Board of Directors
Mattiusi Iyaituk, President
Okpik Pitseolak, Vice President
Stanley Felix, Secretary-Treasurer
John Terriak, Past President
Shirley Moorhouse
Gideon Quaqjuaq
Johnny Aculiak
Joe Kavik
Doris Shadbolt (Honorary)
Virginia Watt (Honorary)

Board of Directors
Mattiusi Iyaituk, President
Okpik Pitseolak, Vice President
Stanley Felix, Secretary-Treasurer
John Terriak, Past President
Shirley Moorhouse
Elisapee Inukpuk
Elsie Klengenberg
Eli Nasogaluak
Doris Shadbolt (Honorary Director)
Virginia Watt (Honorary Director)

Board of Directors
John Terriak, President
Mattiusi Iyaituk, Vice President
Theresie Tungilik, Past President
Doris Shadbolt, Secretary-Treasurer
Stanley Felix
Joseph Suqsluk
Virginia Watt (Honorary Member)
Oopik Pitseolak
Carol Brebloff
Aipili Qumaaluk
Shirley Moorhouse

Board of Directors
John Terriak, President
Mattiusi Iyaituk, Vice President
Theresie Tungilik, Past President
Doris Shadbolt, Secretary-Treasurer
Stanley Felix
Joseph Suqsluk
Oopik Pitseolak
Carol Bretzloff
Aipili Qumgluk
Virginia Watt (Honorary Member)