Sam Akesuk was born in 1991 in Cape Dorset. He is a talented youth that comes from a family of artists. His grandfather is the renowned Nuna Parr, and his father is Peter Parr. His brothers Maleetu and Noah also carve.
Like many young Inuit artists, Sam carves mainly Inuksuit. His pieces are realistic and well finished. Besides carving, Sam’s other main interest is hockey.