Susie Malgokak grew up in the Minto Inlet area. At the age of six, Malgokak, her sister, and cousin were taken by airplane to attend boarding school in Inuvik. She returned to her family’s outpost camp after a year, having learned to speak English. In 1965, the family was urged to move into the community and the children attended school the following year.
Over the last decade, Malgokak has matured as a stencil specialist. She printed a drawing by her husband, Peter Malgokak, for the 1989 collection, The Hungry Fox, and in 1992 she began printing her own drawings. She has created 32 published prints since she began work in the Art Shop. Her sister, Mabel Nigiyok, and her brother, Peter Palvik, have also been steady contributors to collections in the last decade. For the last two years, she has been Manager of the Art Shop.