Alina Tungilik, Kugaaruk, NU: Jewellery
Alina lives in Kugaaruk, Nunavut, and started carving at the age of 12. She was taught by her aunt, master artist Emily Pangnerk Illuitok, whose influence is very evident in her carving style. Alina works with mixed materials incorporating inlays of ivory, whalebone, and caribou antler. Her carvings reflect life in her community, traditional ways of living on the land, and her most favourite, dog teams.