The Power of Tunniq
, 2006, etching and aquatint
. This print illustrates the supposed incredible strength of the Dorset People
, who lived in the Canadian arctic before the arrival of the Inuit.
Germaine Arnaktauyok (born 1946) is an Inuit artist from Igloolik. Her artistic output consists of lithographs, etchings, and serigraphs that illustrate Inuit myths and traditional ways of life. She is one of the few Inuit artists to have received formal art training, attending the University of Manitoba School of Art from 1969-70.
Honors and Exhibits 
- Designed the tail end of the two dollar coin issued by the Royal Canadian Mint in 1999 to commemorate the inception of the province of Nunavut.
- Designed a two hundred dollar special edition gold piece issued by the mint in 2000.
- Hessel, Ingo (2002). Inuit Art: an Introduction. Vancouver: Douglas and McIntyre. ISBN 1-55054-829-8.
- Haxby, J. A.; R. C. Willey (2007). 2008 Coins of Canada. Toronto: Unitrade Press. ISBN 1-894763-28-9.