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Chief Walter Harris is a Hereditary Chief of the Village of Kispiox in British Columbia. He is of the Fireweed Clan and the Killer Whale is his Clan Crest.
Harris’ work has been installed in many important venues: the Royal Bank Centre in Vancouver, the Museum of Anthropology in Vancouver, the National Museum of Canada and the Royal British Columbia Museum in Victoria, BC. He was also an invited artist at the Edinburgh Festival of the Arts in Edinburgh, Scotland.
Chief Harris was featured in the books, The Legacy and in Indian Artists at Work by Ulli Steltzer. His works are sought after by public and private collectors worldwide.
In 2003, he was awarded the prestigious Governor General’s Award for Excellence in Visual Arts, and more recently he was appointed an Officer in the Order of Canada.