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 third 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 the LNG and Treaty Implementation portfolios 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 married to Crystal Jack. They had just been blessed with their daughter Ezri Lucille.