Qaunirq Chapman

Photo: Malaya Qaunirq Chapman
Credit: Artist
Qaunirq Chapman


film, performance

Artistic Community:

Iqaluit, NU

Date of Birth:

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Panniqtuuq (Pangnirtung), NU



Malaya Qaunirq Chapman is an actor, model, producer and social advocate from Iqaluit, NU. Chapman also grew up in Panniqtuuq (Pangnirtung), NU, and Los Angeles in the United States. She has hosted several well-known documentary TV series and acted in TV and film, and was executive producer for the semi-autobiographical film Heaven’s Floor (2016) and lead in the 2019 feature film Restless River. She is a strong advocate for mental health in the North.View Long Biography and Citations


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Title Year Author
Fierce and fearless in Nunavut December 6, 2018 Michele LeTourneau
Premier of New Inuktitut Language TV Series this Fall on APTN August 31, 2018 OK Society
From Inuit fashion to suicide prevention, Malaya Qaunirq Chapman opens up about her passions May 11, 2018 Ingrid Peritz


View All Exhibitions and Details
Name Year Gallery
Bahamas International Film Festival 2017
Regina International Film Festival and Awards 2016


View All Achievements and Details
Achievement Year Organization
Miss Nunavut 2011


View Filmography and Details
Title Release Date Role
Qanurli 2018 Writer, Actor, Crew
Nunavummi Mamarijavut 2018 Host
Illinniq 2010-2017 Host