NTI commissioned two of Nunavut’s leading carvers to create the monuments, Simeonie Amagoalik of Resolute Bay, and Looty Pijimani of Grise Fiord. Using local stone, Amagoalik created a carving of a man in Resolute Bay. Pijamini created a granite carving of a woman and child in Grise Fiord. The monuments depict how families were separated during the relocations. Each artist mentored a younger carver during the process.