Pijamini was born November 14, 1953, in Clyde River, Nunavut, and moved to Grise Fiord in 1961, when his father, who was a special constable in the Royal Canadian Mounted Police was posted there.
Along with Simeonie Amagoalik in Resolute, Pijamini was commissioned by the Canadian government to build a monument to the High Arctic relocation which took place in 1955. Pijamini's monument, located in Grise Fiord, depicts a woman with a young boy and a husky, with the woman somberly looking out towards the ocean. Pijamini said that he intentionally made them look melancholy because the relocation was not a happy event. The monument was unveiled in September 2010, and received praise from the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.
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