Napachie Ashoona was born in Iqaluit on October 10, 1974. He was adopted by Kiugak and Sorosiloto Ashoona, and has two brothers and seven sisters.
Napachie grew up surrounded by both graphic and sculpture artists. His late grandmother Pitseolak, father Kiugak, and sister Shuvinai are all recipients of the Royal Canadian Academy of Art.
Napachie started sculpting at seven years old, and started drawing in 2021. He likes to draw animals and hunting scenes, and was inspired to draw by watching his late mother Sorosilutu, and sister Shuvinai. He was also a stonecut printer since 2020, up until the early part of 2023.