Reneltta Arluk is of Inuvialuit, Gwich'in and Chipewyan-Cree descent originally from Fort Smith, Northwest Territories. She is a graduate of the BFA Acting program from the University of Alberta and founder of Akpik Theatre, a professional Indigenous Theatre company in the NWT. Raised by her grandparents on the trap-line until school age, being raised in a nomadic original environment gave Reneltta the skills to become the artist she is. For over ten years Reneltta has been a part of or initiated the creation of Aboriginal Theatre across various parts of Canada and overseas.
TUMIT is Reneltta's first written work as a playwright. She is also author of Thoughts and Other Human Tendencies, a collage of poetry exploring relations and culture from her perspective published under Bookland Press.