Board of Directors

 

2019–2020

 

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President
Heather Igloliorte

Heather Igloliorte is an Inuk scholar and independent curator who holds the University Research Chair in Indigenous Art History and Community Engagement at Concordia University. Her teaching and research interests center on Inuit and other Native North American visual and material culture, circumpolar art studies, performance and media art, the global exhibition of Indigenous arts and culture, and issues of colonization, sovereignty, resistance and resurgence, and she is the current Lead or Co-Investigator on several funded research projects related to this work. Igloliorte currently serves as the Co-Chair of the Indigenous Circle for the Winnipeg Art Gallery, working on the development of the new national Inuit Art Centre.

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Secretary-Treasurer
Erica Lugt

Erica Lugt is an emerging Inuvialuit artist from Tuktoyatuk, NT, who currently resides in Inuvik, NT. Lugt creates jewellery and is best known for the brick stitch technique she uses in many of her pieces. Lugt runs her own line of jewellery under the name “She Was A Free Spirit" out of her studio in Inuvik. Lugt has travelled around Canada to sell her pieces and was a vendor at the first ever Indigenous Fashion Week in Toronto, ON.

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Eric Anoee Jr.

Eric Anoee Jr. is actively involved in filmmaking and technology in his home community of Arviat, NU. He co-founded the Arviat Film Society in 2010 and currently manages a community television station. Eric volunteers with the society, creating content for the station and mentoring and training Arviat youth. Anoee has served on the Board of Directors of several organizations including the Inuit Broadcasting Corporation and the Nunavut Film Development Corporation. He is the son of Martina Anoee and Eric Anoee Sr.

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Reneltta Arluk

Reneltta is an Inuvialuit, Dene and Cree from the Northwest Territories. She is a graduate of the University of Alberta’s BFA Acting program and founder of Akpik Theatre, a professional Indigenous Theatre company in the NWT. Under Akpik Theatre, Reneltta has written, produced, and performed various works focusing on decolonization and using theatre as a tool for reconciliation. This includes Pawâkan Macbeth, a Plains Cree adaptation of Macbeth written by Arluk on Treaty 6 territory.  Reneltta is the first Inuk and first Indigenous woman to direct at The Stratford Festival. She was awarded the Tyrone Guthrie – Derek F. Mitchell Artistic Director’s Award for her direction of the The Breathing Hole. Reneltta is Director of Indigenous Arts at BANFF Centre for Arts and Creativity.

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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.

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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.

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Michael Massie

Michael Massie is a mixed-media artist based out of Kippens, NL, and recognized for his stone and metal sculptures, particularly his silver teapots. Massie’s work has helped to redefine the concept of Inuit art worldwide. Massie was elected as a Member of the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts in 2011 and was appointed a Member of the Order of Canada in 2017. His work has been exhibited across Canada and internationally is in the permanent collection of many prestigious institutions in both Canada and the United States, including the National Gallery of Canada in Ottawa, ON.

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Ryan Rice

Ryan Rice, Kanien’kehá:ka of Kahnawake, is an independent curator and the Associate Dean, Academic Affairs in the Faculty of Liberal Arts / School of Interdisciplinary Studies at OCAD University. His curatorial career spans over 20 years, formerly serving as the Chief Curator at the IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts and co-founding the Aboriginal Curatorial Collective. He received a Master of Arts in Curatorial Studies from Bard College; graduated from Concordia University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts and received an Associate of Fine Arts from the IAIA. Rice’s writing has been published in numerous periodicals and exhibition catalogues, and he has lectured widely.

Past Board of Directors

2018-2019

Mathew Nuqingaq, President 
Sammy Kudluk, Vice-President
Beatrice Deer, Secretary-Treasurer
Jamie Cameron
Patricia Feheley
Heather Igloliorte
Helen Rose Kaloon

2017-2018

Mathew Nuqingaq, President 
Sammy Kudluk, Chair
Beatrice Deer, Secretary-Treasurer
Jamie Cameron
Patricia Feheley
Heather Igloliorte
Helen Rose Kaloon
Jimmy Manning
Laakkuluk Williamson Bathory

2016-2017

Jimmy Manning, President 
Sammy Kudluk, Chair
Mathew Nuqingaq, Secretary-Treasurer
Jamie Cameron
Patricia Feheley
Billy Gauthier
Helen Rose Kaloon
Okpik Pitseolak

2015-2016

Jimmy Manning, President 
Sammy Kudluk, Vice-President
Mathew Nuqingaq, Secretary-Treasurer
Barry Appleton, Chair
Patricia Feheley
Billy Gauthier
Helen Rose Kaloon
Okpik Pitseolak

 

2014-2015

Jimmy Manning, President 
Sammy Kudluk, Vice-President
Mathew Nuqingaq, Secretary-Treasurer
Barry Appleton, Chair
Patricia Feheley
Helen Rose Kaloon
Okpik Pitseolak

2013-2014

Jimmy Manning, President 
Helen Rose Kaloon
Sammy Kudluk
Mathew Nuqingaq
David Ruben Piqtoukun
Okpik Pitseolak
Barry Appleton, Chair
Patricia Feheley
Ingo Hessel

 

2012-2013

Jimmy Manning, President 
Helen Rose Kaloon
Sammy Kudluk
Mathew Nuqingaq
David Ruben Piqtoukun
Okpik Pitseolak
Barry Appleton, Chair
Patricia Feheley
Ingo Hessel

 

2011-2012

Mattiusi Iyaituk, President
Okpik Pitseolak, Vice-President
Mathew Nuqingaq, Secretary-Treasurer
Tony Atsanilk
Helen Kaloon
Elsie Klengenberg
Sammy Kudluk
Shirley Moorhouse
David Ruben Piqtoukun
John Terriak

 

2010-2011

Mattiusi Iyaituk, President
Okpik Pitseolak, Vice-President
Mathew Nuqingaq, Secretary-Treasurer
Tony Atsanilk
Elsie Klengenberg
Sammy Kudluk
Shirley Moorhouse
John Terriak

 

2009-2010

Mattiusi Iyaituk, President
Okpik Pitseolak, Vice-President
Mathew Nuqingaq, Secretary-Treasurer
Tony Atsanilk
Shirley Moorhouse
Siasi Smiler Irqumia
John Terriak

2008-2009

Mattiusi lyaituk, President
Okpik Pitseolak, Vice-President
Mathew Nuqingaq, Secretary-Treasure
Tony Atsanilk
Shirley Moorhouse
Siasi Smiler Irqumia
John Terriak

2007-2008

Mattiusi lyaituk, President
Okpik Pitseolak, Vice-President
Mathew Nuqingaq, Secretary-Treasurer
Gayle Gruben
Paul Malliki
Shirley Moorhouse
Tommy Palliser
John Terriak

2006-2007

Mattiusi lyaituk, President
Okpik Pitseolak, Vice-President
Mathew Nuqingaq, Secretary-Treasurer
Gayle Gruben
Jackussie Ittukalluk
Martha Koonoo 
Paul Maliki
Shirley Moorhouse
Nuna Parr
John Terriak

2005-2006

Mattiusi Iyaituk, President
Okpik Pitseolak, Vice-President
Mathew Nuqingaq, Secretary-Treasurer
Jackussie Ittukalluk
Martha Koonoo
Paul Maliki
Nuna Parr
John Terriak

2004-2005

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

2003-2004

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

2002-2003

Mattiusi Iyaituk, President
Okpik Pitseolak, Vice-President
John Terriak, Secretary-Treasurer
Adamie Ashevak
Stanley Felix
Ross Flowers
Jackussie lttukalluk
Pauloosie Kanayook
Sammy Kudluk
Nuna Parr
Doris Shadbolt (Honorary)

 

2001-2002

Adamie Ashevak
Stanley Felix
Ross Flowers
Jackusi ltcukallak
Mattiusi lyaituk
Pauloosie Kanayook
Nuna Parr
Okpik Pitseolak
Gideon Qauqjuaq
John Terriak

2000–2001

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

1999–2000

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

1998–1999

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

 

1997–1998

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

1996–1997

John Terriak, President
Mattiusi Iyaituk, Vice-President
Doris Shadbolt, Secretary-Treasurer
Theresie Tungilik, Past President
Carol Bretzloff
J. James Ellerton
Stanley Felix
Natsiq Kango
Shirley Moorhouse
Okpik Pitseolak
Joseph Suqsluk
Aipili Qumaaluk
Virginia Watt (Honorary)

 

1995–1996

Theresie Tungilik, President
Doris Shadbolt, Secretary-Treasurer
John Terriak, Past President
Carol Bretzloff
Mattiusi Iyaituk
J. James Ellerton
Natsiq Kango
Charlie Kogvik
Okpik Pitseolak
Joseph Suqsluk
Natar Ungalaq
Virginia Watt

 

1994-1995

John Terriak, President
Theresie Tungilik, Vice-President
Doris Shadbolt, Secretary
J. James Ellerton, Treasurer
Virginia Watt, Past President
Mattiusi Iyaituk
Charlie Kogvik
Okpik Pitseolak
Simata Pitsiulak
Natar Ungalaq

 

1993-1994

Virginia Watt, President
Simata Pitsiulak, Vice-President 
Doris Shadbolt, Secretary
John Terriak, Treasurer 
Charlie Kogvik
J. James Ellerton
Okpik Pitseolak
Jobie Iqaluk
Theresie Tungilik
Joseph Suqsluk

 

1992-1993

Virginia Watt, President
Valda Blundell 
Mattiusi lyaituk
Charlie Kogvik 
Gerald McMaster
John Terriak 
Omalluk Oshutsiaq
Simata Pitsiulak 
Samuel Sarick
Doris Shadbolt

 

1991-1992

Manasie Akpaliapik
David Blackwood
Valda Blundell
George Gilmour
Gilbert Hay
Mattiusi lyaituk
Audrea Loreen-Wulf
Gerald McMaster
Eli Merkuratsuk
Paul Novalinga
Omalluq Oshutsiaq
Simata Pitsiulak
Samuel Sarick
Doris Shadbolt
Simon Taipana
Doug Todgham 
Virginia Watt

 

1990-1991

Gunther Abrahamson
Manasie Akpaliapik
David Blackwood
Jean Blodgett
Sandra Barz
George Gilmour
Gilbert Hay
Audrea Loreen-Wulf
Paul Novalinga 
Roy MacSkimming
Omalluq Oshutsiaq
Terry Ryan
Samuel Sarick
Doris Shadbolt
Simon Taipana
Doug Todgham
Barbara Tyler
Virginia Watt

 

1989-1990

Gunther Abrahamson
Jean Blodgett
Sandra Barz
Marc Denhez
George Gilmour
Roy MacSkimming
Marybelle Myers
Terry Ryan
Samuel Sarick
Barbara Tyler
Virginia Watt

1988-1989

Gunther Abrahamson
Jean Blodgett
Sandra Barz
Marc Denhez
George Gilmour
Avrom Isaacs
Roy MacSkimming
Marybelle Myers
Terry Ryan
Samuel Sarick
Barbara Tyler
Virginia Watt

1987-1988

Jean Blodgett
Gordon Cooper
Stephen Freedhoff
Avrom Isaacs
Roy MacSkimming
Terry Ryan
Samuel Sarick
Francis Sparshott
Virginia Watt