Ashley Qilavaq-Savard

Ashley Qilavaq-Savard is an Inuk writer, artist, and emerging filmmaker born and raised in Iqaluit,
Nunavut. She writes poetry about decolonizing narratives, healing from intergenerational
trauma, and love of the land and culture. She has published two short stories relating to her Inuit
culture, “My Very First Ulu” in Nipiit magazine and “Miki and the Aqsarniit” in Chirp magazine. Since
attending the Vancouver Film School, Ashley has led acting and storytelling workshops for children
and youth with the Qaggiavuut Performing Arts Society and the Labrador Creative Arts Festival.
Ashley also creates sealskin and beaded jewellery, and is a dedicated student of Inuktitut.

Books by Ashley Qilavaq-Savard:

Where the Sea Kuniks the Land

I Am A Rock