Joanasie Manning has lived in Cape Dorset all his life. Joanasie's mother, Annie Manning, has worked in the north and south as a translator for English and Inuktitut. She is also well versed in the art of sewing and dollmaking. Joanasie's grandfather, Osuitok Ipeeplee of Cape Dorset, is a well known carver.
Joanasie Manning began carving in 1987. Although he does not carve often, his sculptures are skillful, with much attention to detail.
Joanasie Manning (Joanassie, Manumikalak, Kooyoo)
Born on June 6, 1967 in Cape Dorset, NU. Nationality is Inuit
Musee d'art Inuit Brosseau, Quebec City, QC
2005 Cape Dorset Sculpture FEATURED PAGE 60, 68