Corrine Hunt, designer of the Olympic Medals for the 2010 Olympics in Vancouver, partnered with Manitobah to produce a collection inspired by Anisalaga, her great-great- grandmother, her West-Coast background, and her reverence for the natural world.
Beautifully designed for the Gatherer mukluk, Corrine created two styles: Bear and Hummingbird & Flower. These new boots blend the authentic Indigenous spirit of Manitobah with Corrine's West Coast heritage and unique First Nations lineage.
About Corrine Hunt
Born in Alert Bay, British Columbia in 1959, Corrine has been creating contemporary art that reflect the themes and traditions of her First Nations Komoyue and Tlingit heritage since 1985.
Corrine's works include engraved gold and silver jewelry and accessories, custom furnishings in carved stainless steel and reclaimed wood, modern totem poles, and other sculptural installations.
A member of the Raven Gwa'wina clan from Ts'akis, a Komoyue village on Vancouver Island, Corrine's rich family history includes internationally renowned First Nations artists Henry, Richard, and Tony Hunt, all of whom have influenced her art. Uncle Norman Bratchie was also an early teacher and mentor. Corrine too has mentored First Nations and other artists and continues to be a strong and vocal supporter of the arts in British Columbia.
From the beginning of her career engraving rings, bracelets, pendants, and broaches, Corrine has searched for unique ways to bring the stores of her First Nations culture to contemporary life.