performance, theater

Artistic Community:

Yellowknife, NT

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.





Reneltta Arluk is an actor, storyteller, playwright, director and producer. For over ten years she has been a part of Indigenous theatre programming across Canada. She received a BFA in Acting from the University of Alberta in 2005 and was the first Indigenous woman and Inuk woman to graduate from the program. In addition to appearing in numerous film, television and stage productions Arluk also runs Akpik Theatre based in Yellowknife.View Long Biography and Citations


View All Publications and Details
Title Year Author
Pawakan Macbeth translates the Bard into an Indigenous tale February 14, 2020 Marsha Lederman
Shared Lines: Why one Inuvialuk woman decided to get facial tattoos December 16, 2019 Reneltta Arluk
The importance of cultural safety and unity September 9, 2019 Reneltta Arluk


View All Achievements and Details
Achievement Year Organization
Nomination for Outstanding performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role 2017 Jessie, Vancouver and Small Theatre in RedPatch
Nomination for Best Actress in a Lead Role 2016 META (Montreal English Theatre Award)
David S.R. Leighton Arts Fellowship Recipient 2007 National Arts Centre


View All Performances and Details
Title Year Role
Redpatch Mar - Apr 2017 St. McGuinty/Raven/She Rides Between
The Breathing Hole 2017 Director
Pig Girl Jan - Feb 2016 Dying Woman


View Filmography and Details
Title Release Date Role
Artist Spotlight | Reneltta Arluk November 24, 2015 Featured Artist

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September 12, 2017 Created by: Reneltta Arluk Updated by: Inuit Art Foundation