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Germaine Arnaktauyok is one of the few Inuit artists with formal art training. She studied Fine Arts at the University of Manitoba and had her first public exhibition at the prestigious Winnipeg Art Gallery in 1998. The exhibition featured her drawings and prints from 1970-1997. She had great success as an illustrator of children’s books written in Inuktitut and English. In 2003, Germaine’s “Drum Dancer” was chosen for the image on the two-dollar coin. Germaine Arnaktauyok’s works are in the Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre, Yellowknife, NWT, the Glenbow Museum, Winnipeg Art Gallery, Calgary, Alberta, Winnipeg, Manitoba and the Amway Environmental Foundation Collection, Ann Arbor, Michigan.