Maudie Rachel Ohiktook was born January 1, 1944, in Thom Bay, on the eastern Boothia Peninsula. She moved to Spense Bay in 1965 and began carvin in 1968. The themes of many of Maudie's sculptures are supernatural spirits, deities and creatures. She enjoys working in whalebone and stone. Maudie's husband, James Okittuq, is also a carver in Spence Bay.