Born in 1962, George Hunt Jr. is a hereditary Kwakwaka'wakw Chief raised in the family's ancestral home of Fort Rupert, BC. Hunt first studied carving, singing and dancing with his father and uncles. As a great grandson of master carver Mungo Martin and grandson of Henry Hunt, George Hunt Jr. has a strong artistic heritage.
George's Indian name is "Nas-u-niz" meaning "Light Beyond the World". It originates from the Nuu-chan-nulth Nation. His grandmother, Emma Hunt, descends from the Mowachat people of Vancouver Island's West coast.
As well as being an accomplished dancer George creates original Kwa-guilth works of art with several types of media. His acrylic paintings on paper and canvas, limited edition serigraphs, carvings in wood and precious metals, traditional dance costumes and original drum designs adorn collections around the world.
He is a member of the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts (RCA).