Aalasi Joamie was born in Inukjuak, Quebec. Her family moved to
Pangnirtung when she was a young girl. In the 1960s, she moved to
Niaqunnguuq (Apex) with her husband and children into their first
house. She has lived there ever since. For many years, Aalasi
worked as a maternity aid at Baffin Regional Hospital. Aalasi
contributed to Interviewing Inuit Elders: Perspectives on
Traditional Health and she teaches traditional plant knowledge
workshops at Nunavut Arctic College. She also travels to
traditional plant-use conferences nationally and
Rebecca Hainnu lives in Clyde River, Nunavut, with her daughters, Katelyn and Nikita. Rebecca believes it is important to teach Inuit traditional knowledge about the land, animals, people, history, and philosophies. Her family is usually on the land throughout the seasons. She hopes to pass on some knowledge through her writing. Her work includes Edible and Medicinal Arctic Plants: An Inuit Elder’s Perspective, The Spirit of the Sea, A Walk on the Shoreline, Math Activities for Nunavut Classrooms, and Classifying Vertebrates. Rebecca is an educator in a K–12 school. She was the recipient of the 2016 NTA Award for Teaching Excellence.
Anna Ziegler lives in Iqaluit, where she works at Nunavut Arctic College as an instructor and regional program coordinator. She is the co-author, with Rebecca Hainnu, of A Walk on the Tundra, and author of of Tukisigiaruti Qaujisaqtulirinirmut: A Life Sciences Handbook for Nunavut Educators.