Known for her energetic and colourful depictions of traditional Inuit myths and legends, Nanogak was a prominent contributor to every print collection published by the Holman artists' co-operative since 1967. Daughter of William Natkutsiak (Billy Banksland), who came from Alaska to the Canadian Arctic with the explorer Vilhjalmur Stefansson, since 1937 Agnes Nanogak made her home in Holman, NWT, where she married William Goose, raised a large family and developed her artistic career. Her narrative prints and drawings evoked a rich variety of stories reflecting the Alaskan roots of her father and the Mackenzie Delta/Copper Eskimo culture of her mother and husband. Agnes Nanogak illustrated 2 books of Inuit stories, Tales from the Igloo, edited and translated by Maurice Metayer (1972), and More Tales from the Igloo, which she also wrote (1986). In 1985 she received an honorary degree from Mount Saint Vincent University in Halifax.
- MLA 8TH EDITION
- Routledge, Marie. "Agnes Nanogak". The Canadian Encyclopedia, 16 December 2013, Historica Canada. www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/agnes-nanogak. Accessed 28 November 2023.
- APA 6TH EDITION
- Routledge, M. (2013). Agnes Nanogak. In The Canadian Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/agnes-nanogak
- CHICAGO 17TH EDITION
- Routledge, Marie. "Agnes Nanogak." The Canadian Encyclopedia. Historica Canada. Article published July 08, 2008; Last Edited December 16, 2013.
- TURABIAN 8TH EDITION
- The Canadian Encyclopedia, s.v. "Agnes Nanogak," by Marie Routledge, Accessed November 28, 2023, https://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/agnes-nanogak
Article by Marie Routledge
Published Online July 8, 2008
Last Edited December 16, 2013