Spirit Wrestler Gallery (Vancouver, Canada)



  • Medium: steatite
  • Size: 13 × 8.5 × 4 inches
  • Reference Code: N110602

Johnny Kataluk

Johnny Kataluk


Coral Harbour, Nunavut Territory, Canada

(1937- )

Johnny Kataluk lives in Coral Harbour (Inuktitut: Salliq/Salliit), on Southampton Island to the northwest of the Hudson Bay, and which is a small, relatively unknown, and certainly less marketed community. In 1902, the original Sallirmiut population died from disease brought by European whalers. Since that time, Coral Harbour has become populated by a blend of many Inuit peoples who have migrated from Baffin Island, Arctic Quebec, and the mainland Keewatin areas. Kataluk reflects this trend as he also moved to Coral Harbour from Arctic Quebec as a child.