Joey Nowyuk is an award-winning singer and songwriter from Pangnirtung, Nunavut. Raised by a community that instilled in him the value of culture and language, the arctic indie rocker first picked up the guitar when a travelling music workshop came to town, and inspired him to keep playing – not an easy feat when guitar strings could not even be purchased in his remote community! Nevertheless, his beat-heavy, guitar driven songs – some in Inuktitut, some in English – tell stories of his life up North, always shining a ray of optimism and hope throughout. With the upcoming release of his debut album, Tumitit (meaning “your footsteps” in Inuktitut), Joey Nowyuk aims to join the ranks of celebrated Inuit artists such as Beatrice Deer and Elisapie in strengthening his people’s language and culture. Joey Nowyuk plans to tour extensively in support of his upcoming debut album, both across Canada and around the Arctic Circle.