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Area of Expertise: Arts

"It’s difficult when you’re a modern person and people have a lot of pre-conceived ideas of who we are and what we look like. When you don’t live up to someone’s pre-conceived ideas it’s met with either curiosity, aggression, or confusion. Meanwhile, we’re just trying to do our own thing."

Tiffany Ayalik is from Yellowknife, NWT and is an Inuk performer with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Acting from the University of Alberta. She has acted both in film and onstage, with film productions like Akasa and On Thin Ice and Stage productions like The Rez Sisters, Night, and the Legend of Sedna. She is also a member of the singing duo Quantum Tangle who won 2017 Indigenous Album of the Year at the Juno Awards.