Elisapie's mother is Inuk and her father is from Newfoundland. She was adopted at birth by an Inuit family and raised in that culture. Her cradle: Salluit, Nunavik. For Elisapie, the North is not at the end of the earth;
Joe Talirunili (1893 - 1976). In the 1950s, Talirunili focused more on sculptures, migration scenes of umiaks, Inuit men and women, hunting scenes and caribou. He got into printmaking graphics in the 1960s. In all of Joe’s work, sculptures, prints and drawings, he tells stories from his traditions, childhood and people’s lives, camp life, hunting scenes, owls, other animals and his famous “migration” works. In 1978, one of Joe’s sculptures was reproduced on a 1978 Canadian postage stamp.