Monica Ittusardjuat is a residential school survivor who grew up in a time when Inuit lived a subsistence way of life, moving camps and following animals where they were plentiful. Monica has thirty years of experience in education and language studies. She has taught in elementary and high schools, as well as in the Teacher Education Program at Nunavut Arctic College. She also worked at the National Inuit Organization for the unification of the Inuktut writing system. After trying to retire, Monica started a new career as a Senior Inuktitut Editor, which she says is her “dream job”.
Anton Kotelenets is an award-winning illustrator and designer. He carries the passion to capture the true essence of a subject through stylized and modern illustrations into his work for children’s books. Originally from Kiev, Ukraine, Anton is an alumnus of OCAD University and currently resides in the urban jungle that is Toronto.