Ningiukulu was born May 27, 1963 in Cape Dorset, Nunavut, Canada to her mother Kanajuk Salomonie and her father Joanasie Salomonie.
Her father, Joanasie, was much loved in Cape Dorset for his sense of humor, mischief and compassion. Ningiukulu works full-time for the department of Housing in Cape Dorset. She devotes her spare time to her family first and any additional time she can find to her drawing, which she does at home. Her husband, SimeonieTeevee is a musician and plays with his band at community events in Cape Dorset and at music festivals around Nunavut.
Her works have been featured and well-received in gallery shows across Canada and the United States since she began her career.