Neevie Simigak is a beader and jeweller from Kangirsuk, Nunavik currently residing in Montreal, QC, where she studies Arts and Culture at Dawson College following her graduation from the Nunavik Sivunitsavut Program. Although she learned to bead at a young age in school, it wasn’t until the summer of 2019 that she began a more dedicated practice and has since proven to be a prolific crafter and designer with a growing following in the digital marketplace following her social media channels for new designs. Among her favourite pieces to create include moon-shaped sealskin earrings and hoop earrings with tiny uluit dangling inside.
“I don’t consider myself an expert, for now it’s just something I enjoy,” she says, “I don't want to be perfect in my work, I just really want to enjoy it and share my art with everyone ."
Looking towards the future, Simigak has plans for the ways she intends to expand her artistic practice in order to advocate for Inuit through storytelling and raising awareness on the history of colonization.
This Profile was made possible through support from the RBC Foundation’s Emerging Artists Project.
1. Quote taken from an interview with Emily Henderson on February 5, 2019