drawing, film, painting, sculpture/carving

Artistic Community:

Kinngait (Cape Dorset), 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.


Date of Death:

Artists may have multiple dates of death listed as a result of when and where they passed away. Similar to date of birth, an artist may have passed away outside of a community centre or in another community resulting in different dates being recorded.



Joanasie Salamonie was a pioneering figure in Inuit film and television, working with the Iqaluit-based Nunatsiakmiut film society until it merged with the Inuit Broadcasting Corporation in 1982. He was an actor and a frequent guest on the Inuit Broadcasting Corporation’s Kippinguijautit program where he delighted audiences with his stories and practical jokes. He also worked for several years as Baffin’s regional alcohol and drug counsellor, using his own recovery as an example for others to follow.View Long Biography and Citations


View Filmography and Details
Title Release Date Role
Glory & Honor 1998 Konglukso
Nanook Taxi 1977 Ning
The White Dawn 1974 Kangiak