Uriash’s brother Louie Qingnaqtuq and his father-in-law Nelson Takkiruq are well-known carvers. His sister, Mary Porter, makes wall hangings and his other brother, Leo Hummituq, is a jewellery artist. His wife Lorraine is also an artist, as is their son Wayne. Uriash is the Mayor of Gjoa Haven and a founding member of the Kinqunik Artists’ Society.
Excerpt courtesy Inuit Art Section, Indian and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC), 1997.
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