Richard Hunt, one of Canada's premiere Native artists, has been creating traditional cultural art for most of his life. At the age of thirteen, he decided to become a carver like his father. Born in 1951 in Alert Bay, BC, Richard is a Kwaguilth (Kwakiutl) Native. The Kwaguilth people traditionally reside in the northeastern coast of Vancouver Island and the central coast of British Columbia. Although born in Alert Bay, Richard has spent most of his life in Victoria where he currently resides with his wife and daughter.