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Photo: Vinnie Karetak
Credit: Qaggiavuut!


film, performance

Artistic Community:

Iqaluit, NU

Date of Birth:

Artists may have multiple birth years listed as a result of when and where they were born. For example, an artist born in the early twentieth century in a camp outside of a community centre may not know/have known their exact date of birth and identified different years.

Arviat, NU



Vinnie Karetak was born in Arviat, NU, and has been living in Iqaluit, NU, for the past 20 years. Karetak is an actor for film, TV and the stage, as well as a filmmaker, drum dancer and emcee. He is one of the owners of the production company Qanukiaq, as well as a writer, producer and actor on one of the North’s most popular shows, Qanurli. ​View Long Biography and Citations


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Title Year Author
Vinnie Karetak continues to celebrate Inuit culture through storytelling June 11, 2020 Rajnesh Sharma
Nunavut high performers: 20 years up on stage March 29, 2019 Lisa Gregoire
Vinnie Karetak: The actor on Kiviuq Returns and the importance of reclaiming Inuit folk legends January 10, 2019 CBC Radio


View All Performances and Details
Title Year Role
Kiviuq Returns: An Inuit Epic 2017-2019


View Filmography and Details
Title Release Date Role
Anaana's Tent 2018 Voice
The Terror 2018
The Grizzlies 2018