Reneltta is an Inuvialuit, Cree, Dene originally from the Northwest Territories (NWT). Raised by her grandparents on the trap-line until school age, being nomadic provided Reneltta with the skills to become the multi-disciplined artist she is now. Her ambition is to continue going down the road of an artist, to keep her culture alive, and she believes it natural that our stories be told through the Arts.
A graduate of the BFA-Acting program from the University of Alberta, and founder of Akpik Theatre in NWT, Reneltta has been part of or initiated the creation of Indigenous Theatre across various regions of Canada and oversea for over a decade. She is committed to the development of northern-based indigenous language inspired stories, working on film and theatre projects with youth in northern communities.
In November 2015, her first play, TUMIT, world premiered it’s French production in Montreal, Quebec. TUMIT gave her the opportunity to take her training one step further. As her mother says, “keep your culture alive, my girl.” Something she plans on doing for a very long time…
Reneltta is an actor, writer, director and producer. She is also a new mom to son, Carver