Manasie Akpaliapik


Availability ended 15/11/2020 BST
(22 Oct-15 Nov worldwide) Renowned Inuk artist, Manasie Akpaliapik, comes from a family of carvers in Arctic Bay, Nunavut. When he was 9-years-old, he sold his first carving to the Hudson’s Bay Company for a box of carnation milk and a toy gun. Manasie’s artwork now lives in collections like the Winnipeg Art Gallery, Ontario Art Gallery and National Art Gallery. This short film explores how Manasie shares his culture and relationship to land through his carvings.

Included with

American Museum & Gardens — curator's choice celebrating Native American Heritage Month in UK

Director Bio
Shelby Lisk is an award-winning storyteller, photographer, videographer and writer from Kenhté:ke (Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory, in Ontario). She completed her degree in Fine Arts, with a minor in Gender Studies at the University of Ottawa (2015) and a diploma in Photojournalism at Loyalist College (2019). She has worked as an artist and commercial photographer for 5 years, while living and travelling across North America. She is currently completing a certificate in Mohawk Language and Culture through Queen's University and Tsi Tyónnheht Onkwawén:na (2020). Shelby is passionate about the future of Indigenous journalism and stories.


Directed by Shelby Lisk

Cast Inuk artist Manasie Akpaliapik

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