Thomas Johnston was born in Puvirnituq, Nunavik (northern Quebec) and moved around a lot during his younger years until his family settled in Igloolik, Nunavut, when he was 9. There he graduated from high school and moved to Ottawa, Ontario, to take the Nunavut Sivuniksavut program which he took both first and second year. Since then he has been involved in many youth and art projects – from regional youth gatherings to running national ones, from demonstrating Inuit traditional games at the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics to drum dancing for the Queen at Windsor Palace. Thomas is a former National Inuit Youth Council President, and is a producer for three television shows that air nationally in Inuktitut, his mother-tongue. Mr. Johnston now resides in Iqaluit with his two daughters.