John Jack was born and raised on the East Coast of Vancouver Island, in and around Parksville. He is a member of Huu-ay-aht First Nations, a Nuu-chah-nulth Nations whose traditional territory is in the Barkley Sound, around Bamfield.
John is serving his second term as an elected councillor for Huu-ay-aht First Nations. He also represents his Treaty Nation on the Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District. He was one of the first Aboriginal representatives to hold a seat in municipal government in British Columbia.
After graduating with distinction from his Bachelor’s Degree in Global Studies from the Vancouver Island University, he held a number of positions within Huu-ay-aht, but his current role allows him to work close to the citizens and Huu-ay-aht staff. As councillor, John holds Economic Development, Law & Policy Development and he is also Representative to the LNG Project Development Panel.
He has a keen interest in media, politics, current affairs, film and documentaries, technology, culture, history and extropy. He is newly married to Crystal Jack.