Cape Dorset, Nunavut
Abe Simionie's father, Simigak Simionie, worked as a carving-packer at the Cape Dorset Co-op for thirty years. His uncles, Kanaginak Pootoogook and Ninogiok Pudlat, are both carvers, and he names them as his greatest influences. Abe realized his passion when he began carving with carver Moe Pootoogook. He is well-known for his carvings of bears. Abe also enjoys hunting and fishing.