Markosie Audlakiak was born in 1938. In 1963, he moved from Pallavik to Qikiqtarjuaq. His father worked at the DEW Line military base, and eventually Markosie did as well. Markosie attended school in the south and trained to be a mechanic in various cities. He also worked in the south as a mechanic before returning north to Clyde River to work. Markosie worked for 37 years as as a mechanic before retiring in 2002.