Alexandra Anaviapik - Inuit Cultural Educator

Alexandra Anaviapik

Inuit Cultural Educator

Alexandra is a self-taught Inuk artist with a familial tradition of adventure on the high seas.

Alexandra’s eagerness for adventure and exploration runs deep within her family line, as she is a descendant of Joe and Letia Panipakuttuk who sailed with Henry Larsen through the Northwest Passage on the Royal Canadian Mounted Police schooner, St. Roch. She hopes to honour and carry forward their abilities and talents on this voyage as a guide herself.

Her favorite place to visit is Dundas Harbour, where her grandfather was born. Hailing from Mittimatilik (Pond Inlet) on north Baffin Island, Alexandra’s aspirations for community service, creativity, and learning has steered her to work with many amazing projects focused on the appreciation and promotion of culture and knowledge sharing. 

Alexandra taught herself the fundamentals of visual arts. She is inspired by her environment and her culture and applies this to her artwork. In each of her creations she strives to create opportunities for storytelling. Her main mediums are pen and ink, digital drawings, and small handicrafts from fur and beads. If she is not busy with social functions, she is most likely creating something beautiful.