Lena Onalik is an Inuk and descendant of Avanimiut. She grew up in Makkovik with her grandparents, who were relocated there from Okkak Bay. She is an advocate for Inuit language and culture and works as the Archaeologist for the Nunatsiavut Government’s Department of Language, Culture, and Tourism. She earned a BA in Archaeology from Memorial
University. Lena is happiest when she is on the land and sea. She loves fishing and sharing experiences on the land with others, especially her family.