Photo: Lucy Tulugarjuk
Credit: Heidi Selzler


film, literary arts, performance

Artistic Community:

Montreal, QC

Date of Birth:

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Lucy Tulugarjuk is an actress, filmmaker, writer and throat singer. Originally from Iglulik, NU, she currently lives and works in Montreal, QC. She is well known for her starring role in the film Atanarjuat The Fast Runner (2001) as well as her work on Maïna (2001). Tulugarjuk made her directorial debut with the film Tia and Piujuq (2017), which she co-wrote as well as acted in. The film screened during the 2018 imagineNATIVE Film + Media Art Festival.View Long Biography and Citations


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Title Year Author
Mother Tongue Spring 2019 Lucy Tulugarjuk and Nuvvija Mikili Tulugarjuk
Spotlight: Circumpolar Indigenous Film at imagineNATIVE 2018 September 19, 2018 Inuit Art Quarterly
The Breathing Room Winter 2017 Jessica Kotierk


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Achievement Year Organization
Best Actress Award 2002 American Indian Movie Awards


View All Performances and Details
Title Year Role
Indianer Inuit: Das Nordamerika Film Festival 2016 Throat Singer


View Filmography and Details
Title Release Date Role
Tia and Piujuq 2017 Director, Co-wrote Script, Actor
Three Feathers 2016 Costume & Wardrobe
Maliglutit (Searchers) 2016 Actor