Born: 27 May 1976
Resides in: Cape Dorset
Markusie began carving as a teenager and is largely self-taught. His mother, Komajuk Tunnillie, and grandparents Tayaraq and Qavaroak (Kabubuwa) Tunnillie, were all accomplished carvers. Markoosie works mainly with animal themes, especially dancing bears of medium size, which he treats with a characteristic whimsy.