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Corrine Hunt

Corrine Hunt is a Kwakwaka'wakw artist, acclaimed for her contemporary jewellery, metalwork, and furniture that reflect both her cultural past and her present. Born and raised in Alert Bay, she is the descendant of a venerable family of Indigenous leaders and creators, starting with her great-great grandmother Anisalaga (Mary Ebbets Hunt), a noted weaver of blankets and a Tlingit woman of high rank. Anisalaga married the Englishman Robert Hunt, and moved down the coast with him to Fort Rupert. Corrine Hunt's great-grandfather George Hunt provided knowledge, access, and assistance to anthropologist Franz Boas in his explorations of Kwakwaka'wakw culture. George Hunt met Emily Carr in 1930, and they corresponded briefly. Corrine's uncle Henry Hunt and her many singing, dancing, carving, and writing cousins continue to expand on her family legacy today. Corrine Hunt divides her time between Vancouver, Fort Rupert, and Alert Bay.

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Understanding Northwest Coast Indigenous Jewelry

Understanding Northwest Coast Indigenous Jewelry

The Art, The Artists, The History
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