Natsivaar (Netsivarr) died two years after the first Cape Dorset Annual Print Collection; consequently, only two of her graphic works were ever released through that venue, “Mother and Son” in the 1961/1962 collection and “Angels in the Moon” in the 1960 collection. Whereas “Mother and Son” is typical of traditional Inuit imagery, “Angels in the Moon” is notable for its Christian subject matter, demonstrating the influence of Southern missionaries on Inuit culture.
Natsivaar lived a predominantly traditional nomadic lifestyle, only staying in Cape Dorset for short periods of time. She began drawing in the late 1950s while living at Tikirak camp. Natsivaar died two years after the first Cape Dorset Annual Print Collection. Her daughter, Papiarak Tuqiqi, is also an artist. Natsivaar’s artwork has been exhibited at the National Gallery of Canada and is held in many collections, including the Art Gallery of Ontario and Canadian Museum of History.