Nuna Parr was born in Cape Dorset on January 7, 1949. Nuna Parr's parents, the late Parr and Eleeshushe, are renowned graphic artists from the older generation. His brother, Epirvik, is a carver. Nuna has been carving since the 1960's, preferring wildlife for his subjects. Nuna and his family have left Cape Dorset for a more traditional lifestyle, relying on hunting and carving for their livelihood.
Nuna Parr is presently on the Board of Directors of the Inuit Art Foundation in Ottawa, Ontario.