Spirit Wrestler Gallery (Vancouver, Canada)

Polar Bear and Narwhal Hunter


Therese Paolak Tugumiar


Repulse Bay, Nunavut Territory, Canada

(1944- )

Therese was born in Igloolik, but moved to Repulse Bay with her family when she was a child. Therese’s husband, Philomen Kramukka Tugumiar, is a carver in Repulse Bay. A mother of seven children, Therese often carves mother and child motifs in her sculpture, using stone, antler or ivory.