Vinnie Karetak

Vincent “Vinnie” Karetak was born in Arviat, NU, and has been living in Iqaluit, NU, for the past 20 years [1]. Karetak is an actor for film, TV and the stage, as well as a drum dancer and emcee. He is a strong presence at Nunavut’s festivals, events and concerts [2].

Karetak has tireless commitment to Inuit language and culture [3] and champions Inuit performing artists. He is one of the owners of the production company, Qanukiaq, as well as a writer, producer and actor on one of the North’s most popular shows, Qanurli, now entering its seventh season on Aboriginal Peoples Network (APTN) [4]. He has acted in various other television shows and films, including The Grizzlies (2018) and Two Lovers and a Bear (2016) [5]. Karetak also co-directed, wrote, and was an original actor in the ground-breaking theatre work Kiviuq Returns: An Inuit Epic [6] and has toured with it across the country. 

 

 



Citations/Footnotes

1. Tarragon Theatre, “Vinnie Karetak”, accessed January 31, 2019 from http://www.tarragontheatre.com/contributor/vinnie-karetak/
2. Qaggiavuut, “Vinnie Karetak”, accessed January 31, 2019 from https://www.qaggiavuut.ca/en/artist-world/vinnie-karetak
3. Ellen Hamilton, “Vinnie Karetak”, Inuit Art Quarterly 30, no. 3 (2017): 116.
4. Qaggiavuut, “Vinnie Karetak”, accessed January 31, 2019 from https://www.qaggiavuut.ca/en/artist-world/vinnie-karetak
5. Ibid.
6. Ellen Hamilton, “Vinnie Karetak”, Inuit Art Quarterly 30, no. 3 (2017): 116.